Jay Boulware is going home. It really is just that simple. Texas fans are bragging about “stealing” a coach from the Sooners while Oklahoma fans are questioning why you would want to make a move to coach the Longhorns?
The reality is Austin, Texas was Boulware’s home long before he ever arrived to Norman. Even after seven years on the Oklahoma sideline his college football roots are on the south side of the Red River.
Boulware played on the offensive line at Texas in 1991 and 1992, and was a graduate assistant coach for the Longhorns, under John Mackovic, from 1994-96.
“I’ve been watching this program from afar since the day I left there in the spring of 1997, and I’ve always had it in my mind that I would like to come back someday and help Texas win a National Championship.”Former Oklahoma assistant coach Jay Boulware
Arriving on campus in 2013 Boulware coached tight ends and special teams for two seasons before transitioning to running backs and special teams in 2015. He’ll join Tom Herman’s staff to coach tight ends and special teams for the Longhorns.
“I love everything about The University of Texas, and I’m looking forward to working closely with Coach Herman, with our special teams, and obviously coaching our tight ends to put together a product on the field that’s the best in the country. I couldn’t be more excited, and I can’t wait to get started.”Former Oklahoma assistant coach Jay Boulware
Hiring Boulware is a smart move by Herman because of his connection to the 40 Acres and his deep ties to recruiting the state of Texas.
“Jay’s a coach I’ve been aware of for a long time, is very well-respected in coaching circles and certainly knows the recruiting landscape in our state very well,” Herman said. “We all were really impressed in our visits with him, know he’ll do a great job building relationships and developing our players, and we’re extremely excited to be bringing him back home to Texas.”
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