Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma Steal Star From Arizona State
Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma stole a star from Arizona State this week.
Over the past few weeks multiple prominent programs have made significant changes to their coaching staffs.
LSU, fresh off a victory in the National Championship Game, experienced arguably the most turnover of anyone.
Baylor, similarly, saw multiple coaches leave and arrive over a one-month span.
Now Oklahoma is making some changes.
According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, the Sooners have hired Jamar Cain to serve as the program’s new outside linebackers coach.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 31, 2020
“SOURCE: #ASU DL coach Jamar Cain will become the new OLB coach at #Oklahoma. Cain was rated as one of the top two recruiters in the Pac-12 this year and is considering a rising star defensive coach,” Feldman tweeted out.
This past year, Cain served as a defensive line coach for Her Edwards at Arizona State. He will not fill the void left behind by former linebackers coach, Ruffin McNeil.
Prior to arriving at Arizona State, Cain served as an assistant for Fresno State and North Dakota.
This is the second big move by Oklahoma in recent days.
The first was poaching DeMarco Murray to serve as the program’s new running backs coach.
What impact will all these new hires ultimately have on the Sooners? Time will tell.
But heading into 2020 the school has arguably the easiest schedule in the country, so anything less than a College Football Playoff bid would be wildly disappointing.