Tulsa Offensive Coodinator Turns Down Texas Offer After Not Receiving Assurances Of Charlie Strong's Future

UPDATE: Texas is making a second effort to try and sign Gilbert, according to Rivals' Anwar Richardson.

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Tulsa offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert has become the second person to turn down the Texas Longhorns' offensive coordinator position. 

Reports leaked yesterday that Gilbert had accepted the job, but he reportedly backed out after he didn't receive any assurances about Strong's future with the program. There is also speculation that the Longhorns didn't want to offer him his desired salary.

Strong was rumored to be on the hot season this year - just his second year with the Longhorns - but saved his job with wins over Oklahoma and Baylor. However, many view next season as a make-or-break year for him.

TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie was offered the job earlier this week after interviewing for the position for two days, but declined when he was offered. Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin has also interviewed for the position, and is now expected to be offered the job after Gilbert passed on it.

Gilbert was leading one of the best offenses in the country at Tulsa as they averaged 39.5 points per game. The former Baylor assistant runs a system similar to what head coach Art Briles runs with the Bears.

Texas is also expected to find replacements for assistant coaches Shawn Watson, Joe Wickline and Tommie Robinson, as they're not expected to be retained after a disappointing season on offense. Only tight ends coach Jeff Traylor is guaranteed to remain on the offensive staff.

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