Football Coaching Staff
Bill Bedenbaugh
Assistant Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
Year: Freshman
Hometown: St. Charles, Ill.
Alma Mater: Iowa Wesleyan
Graduating Year: 1995
Eligibility: Freshman
Experience: 3 Years

Has established himself as one of the nation’s top developers of offensive line talent since joining the Sooners in 2013.

Sent three offensive linemen to the NFL Scouting Combine in 2015, Daryl Williams, Adam Shead and Tyrus Thomposon, a total topped by only two other FBS programs. Williams was an All-Big 12 First Team pick, while Shead and Thompson were both second-team picks.

Oklahoma led the nation in 2014, permitting a mere 9.0 sacks.

Oklahoma has registered its top two rushing seasons under Bob Stoops since Bedenbaugh joined the staff. The Sooners led the Big 12 and ranked 10th in the nation in 2014, averaging 261.2 rushing ypg, the highest total produced by the Sooners under Stoops.

Running behind Bedenbaugh’s blocking unit, freshman RB Samaje Perine led the Big 12 in rushing (131.8 ypg) and set the FBS single-game rushing record with 427 yards vs. Kansas (11/22/14).

Despite a host of injuries that shuffled the lineup, OU’s offensive front displayed physicality and tenacity all season in 2013, helping pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 223.9 ypg, an increase of 62.5 ypg compared to the 2012 campaign.

The Sooners’ 223.9 ypg rushing average in 2013 was the second-best mark accumulated under Stoops and ranked second in the Big 12 as OU topped the 200-yard rushing plateau eight times. In addition, OU only allowed 15.0 sacks in 2013.

Center Gabe Ikard further elevated his play with Bedenbaugh serving as his position coach. Ikard captained the OU offense, earning consensus All-America honors and becoming the first Oklahoma player to win the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy.

Named one of the nation’s top 50 recruiters by in 2013.

Helped coach a West Virginia offense that ranked fifth in the nation in pass efficiency (161.97), ninth in scoring (39.5 ppg), 10th in total offense (502.0 ypg) and 10th in passing offense (330.2 ypg) in 2012.

Thanks to the protection of his offensive front, the Mountaineers set single-season school records for total offense (6,526 yards in 2012) and passing (4,509 yards in 2011).

In 2011, his blocking corps helped pave the way for West Virginia to average 37.6 ppg, while racking up 6,104 yards of total offense.

His protection unit was vital part of West Virginia finishing sixth in the nation in passing in 2011 (346.8 ypg).

Was part of an Arizona offensive unit that led the Pac-10 and ranked ninth in the nation in passing (307.7 ypg) in 2010.

Coordinated an Arizona rushing game that ranked second in the Pac-10 in 2008, averaging 158.4 ypg and racking up 33 rushing TDs.

Part of an offensive staff that helped Texas Tech lead the Big 12 in total offense and rank sixth in the nation at 448.8 ypg in 2006. Texas Tech also ranked 13th among FBS teams in scoring at 32.5 ppg.

In 2006, his Texas Tech offensive front permitted only 19.0 sacks on 656 passing attempts, while running back Shannon Woods averaged 6.1 yards per carry.

Was named NCAA Division II Coordinator of the Year after helping lead Ferris State to a division-best 534 ypg in 1999.

Began his collegiate coaching career at Oklahoma Pandhandle State in Goodwell, Okla. His wife, Maryde, is a native of Tahlequah, Okla.

Gabe Ikard (Oklahoma), Titans
Consensus All-America First Team
Wuerffel Trophy winner
Consensus All-Big 12 First Team
Daryl Williams (Oklahoma), Panthers
All-Big 12 Second Team
Tyrus Thompson (Oklahoma), Vikings
All-Big 12 Second Team
Adam Shead (Oklahoma),
All-Big 12 Second Team
Consensus All-Big 12 First Team
Daryl Williams (Oklahoma), Panthers
All-Big 12 Second Team
Joe Madsen (West Virginia), Steelers
All-Big East First Team
Don Barclay (West Virginia), Packers
All-Big East First Team
Eben Britton (Arizona), Bears
All-Pac-10 First Team
Colin Baxter (Arizona)
All-Pac-10 Second Team
Cody Campbell (Texas Tech)
Louis Vasquez (Texas Tech), Broncos
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Manny Ramirez (Texas Tech), Broncos
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Four-year starter at Iowa Wesleyan as a lineman for Mike Leach, who Bedenbaugh later worked for at Texas Tech.