Murray Second Straight Sooner to Win Manning Award
Brian Odom has joined the OU staff as inside linebackers coach. Odom, an Oklahoma native and member of the Sooners' 2000 national championship team, spent the last two seasons at Missouri as the Tigers' outside linebackers coach.
Head coach Lincoln Riley announced Tuesday the hiring of Roy Manning as the program's cornerbacks coach. Manning, who served the 2018 season as UCLA's outside linebackers and special teams coach, also presided over outside linebackers under new OU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch at Washington State during the 2015-17 seasons.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray added another trophy to his collection when he was named the winner of the 2018 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award at a banquet Wednesday evening in the hometown of the trophy's namesake.
The National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame announced Monday morning that Rickey Dixon, one of the best defensive backs in University of Oklahoma history, is among the 13 players in the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class.
Alex Grinch, who spent the 2018 season as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach for Ohio State's 13-1 squad, was hired as Oklahoma's defensive coordinator on Friday, OU head coach Lincoln Riley announced.
The University of Oklahoma and head football coach Lincoln Riley have reached an agreement in principle on a contract extension and salary increase. The contract terms are being finalized and will be subject to approval by the OU Board of Regents, which will meet later this month.