Former University of Oklahoma defensive lineman Lucious Selmon has applied for the vacant head coaching job at Central Oklahoma.
Selmon served as an assistant coach at OU for 19 seasons before taking an assistant coaching position for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, where he coached from 1995-2002. His most-recent coaching job was at Michigan State in 2005 where he served as MSU's defensive line coach for one season.
Selmon has longstanding ties to Oklahoma. He lettered for the Sooners from 1971-73 alongside brothers Dewey and Lee Roy and grew up in Eufaula. Selmon said the potential at UCO is one reason he submitted his resume.
"I think the location is great and I think you could do a good job recruiting players there,” Selmon said. "The school is on the upswing as far as facilities and I know the location very well.”
Selmon, 55, submitted his resume last week. He currently serves as a private consultant to college athletes who want to get into the NFL. He lives in Jacksonville, but often works out of Austin.
"I never lost the coaching bug,” he said. "I miss working with young men and seeing them accomplish the ambitions they have. I think I have the knowledge and personality to bring them along.”
Selmon said he was not deterred by possible NCAA sanctions on UCO's football program. UCO fired five-year head coach Chuck Langston Nov.