Getting To Know New Texas Offensive Coordinator Sterlin Gilbert

New Texas Longhorns offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert accepted the job after school president Greg Fenves flew to vist him in Tulsa, and is expected to bring a new, high-powered offense to the Longhorns under Charlie Strong.

Gilbert is one of the fastest rising, promising young coaches in the country. He was the offensive coordinator at Tulsa under head coach Philip Montgomery this past season, and that came after he spent a year as Bowling Green's OC under current Syracuse head coach Dino Babers.

The 37-year-old started his career as a graduate assistant at Houston in 2005 under current Baylor head coach Art Briles, and runs an offense similar to what Briles currently runs at Baylor. After that, Gilbert spent six seasons as a high school football coach in Texas before catching on as Eastern Illinois' offensive coordinator from 2012-13.

Tulsa had a dynamic offense this season, racking up 39.5 points per game. He figures to give Texas' offense a big boost as they averaged just 28.8 points per game.

Strong is specifically excited about Gilbert's ability to develop quarterbacks, which he's hoping will help current Longhorn signal callers Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard.

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