Texas To Hire Sterlin Gilbert As Offensive Coordinator


A Tulsa spokesperson is refuting the 247Sports report that Texas has hired Sterlin Gilbert as OC.

In addition, ESPN's Gerry Hamilton is reporting Gilbert turned down the Texas OC position.

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The Texas Longhorns are set to hire Sterlin Gilbert as their new offensive coordinator. Gilbert is just 37-years old and comes to the Longhorns from Tulsa. 

The Longhorns tried to hire TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie earlier this week, but he elected to return to the Horned Frogs. 

Gilbert has coached under Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and Baylor head coach Art Briles. Gilbert coached under Babers at both Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green. He was offensive coordinator at both schools. He also spent time as a high school coach in Texas.  

Tulsa had a dynamic offense this season, racking up 39.5 points per game. Gilbert ran an offensive style similar to Baylor's and he'll likely install a similar offense at Texas. 

The news was first reported by 247Sports. Texas is also expected to find replacements for assistant coaches Shawn Watson, Joe Wickline and Tommie Robinson. Those three are not expected to be retained after a disappointing season on offense. Only TEs coach Jeff Traylor is guaranteed to remain on the offensive staff. 

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