Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Sooners began the search for a 10th on-field assistant coach per the NCAA Rule change. Initially, rumors swirled that Lincoln Riley would most likely consider his brother, Garrett Riley, for the open position. Garrett has served as the quarterbacks coach at Kansas. However, those rumors have apparently been shot down.
Shane Beamer is leaving Georgia to become assistant head coach for the offense at Oklahoma and will be involved with Lincoln Riley in preparing the Sooners’ weekly offensive game plan, sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) January 22, 2018
According to ESPN’s Chris Low, the coach filling the void is none other than Shane Beamer. Over the past two seasons, Beamer has served as the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator with the Georgia Bulldogs. Now, he’s expected to sit next to Riley while preparing the weekly offensive game plan.
Although the Bulldogs upended the Sooners in a double overtime thrill hosted by the Rose Bowl, it’s Oklahoma getting the last laugh. Coaching changes are sure to abound as the off-season continues and rumors are already surrounding another OU coach. What will this coaching staff look like on the season begins in September?