Oklahoma Sooners

Kerry Cooks Leaving Oklahoma For Texas Tech

M. Hofeld


As Oklahoma’s defensive coaching staff shake up continues, the second domino has fallen. On Friday night Kerry Cooks was introduced as the new safeties coach at Texas Tech.

Arriving to Oklahoma, from Notre Dame, in 2015, Cooks was OU’s secondary coach. The last two seasons he was also the the assistant defensive coordinator. The Sooners were dead last in FBS in passing yards allowed in 2018, with opponents averaging 294 yards per game.

Cooks becomes the second defensive assistant to leave Oklahoma after the arrival of new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Linebackers coach Tim Kish announced his retirement a week ago.

He’ll join new Tech head coach Matt Wells, who left Utah State after seven seasons, and will have the task of helping revitalize a Red Raiders defense that allowed 288.3 passing yards per game last season and was ranked just ahead of Oklahoma.

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