After losing an offensive line coach at Texas A&M to the NFL prior to National Signing Day, Jimbo Fisher quickly compiled a list of potential candidates in attempt to avoid any dangers . Sifting through the names, the head coach of the Aggies focused on one target –Josh Henson of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Crossing the Red River, Henson is officially headed to College Station.
BREAKING: Per @billyliucci, Jimbo Fisher has moved quickly on a new offensive line coach for the Aggies, hiring Oklahoma State's Josh Henson to replace Jim Turner, who is headed to the NFL. https://t.co/GQpkK4gZpz
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) February 8, 2019
As an old friend of Fisher’s, the former Big 12 offensive lineman is no stranger to the style of football commonly found in the Southeastern Conference despite rapidly changing landscapes. Beginning his coaching career under Les Miles in Stillwater, Henson went on to LSU to help lead the program to a national championship by maintaining high recruiting standards. Circling back to Oklahoma State later, Henson’s recruiting reputation continuously precedes him. However, the OSU alum is no slouch when it comes to X’s and O’s either.
Possessing knowledge of the recruiting landscape in the state of Texas, Henson is expected to continue to the upward trend in the greener pastures of the SEC. It speaks volumes of the character and value Henson adds to the Aggies program knowing Fisher could have pulled an OL coach from anywhere in the country. With a top ranked incoming class, this hire may be one to watch for the foreseeable future.