Of the six new assistant coaches brought on board by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State during the offseason, only new Sooners tight ends and special teams coach Jay Boulware has coached in the SEC.
But it's not hard to see the conference's fingerprints on the moves at both OU and OSU.
For the Sooners, the big changes came up front on both sides of the ball with Bill Bedenbaugh coming from West Virginia to take over the offensive line and Jerry Montgomery coming from Michigan to coach the defensive line.
Part of the impact of Bedenbaugh and Montgomery so far has been the bulking up of linemen on both sides, with an increased emphasis on weight room work in the offseason.
Bedenbaugh especially has already had a big impact in recruiting. In addition to the one offensive lineman committed for the 2014 class, both 2015 commits for the Sooners are offensive lineman and Lawton offensive lineman Jalin Barnett has been a frequent visitor to Norman.
At Oklahoma State, the moves as they relate to competing with the SEC were based largely on recruiting.
The Cowboys' coaching staff — with the additions of offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements and safeties coach Tim Duffie — got plenty younger.
The biggest change was on defense, where defensive coordinator Bill Young was replaced by Glenn Spencer, who spent last season coaching linebackers at OSU.
Young told the Tulsa World when he left that the move was made, in part, to help recruiting.
“He thought my age would hurt recruiting and he thought players wouldn't play for me,” Young told the paper then, referencing Cowboys coach Mike Gundy.
Clements was considered one of the best recruiters on the staff when he was at Kansas State. The other top recruiter on that staff, Michael Smith, left after last season to take a similar job in the SEC at Arkansas.
The Cowboys also went young and energetic with Yurcich, who is not yet 40 and came to OSU after serving as the offensive coordinator for Division II Shippensburg.