Oklahoma football: Bill Bedenbaugh says move to Oklahoma was a 'no-brainer'

Aside from opportunity to coach at OU, Bedenbaugh's wife has family in the Sooner state.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 17, 2013


photo - University of Arizona offensive line coach Bill Bedenebaugh, second from left, goes through practice on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A. E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona offensive line coach Bill Bedenebaugh, second from left, goes through practice on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A. E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star

Tackle Christian Daimler, from Houston, will be OU's lone incoming freshman, scholarship offensive lineman.

“His track record of developing physical and disciplined offensive linemen makes him an excellent fit for our program,” Stoops said. “Bill is also an accomplished recruiter who will join the rest of our staff in continuing to attract some of the nation's most talented student-athletes to Oklahoma.”

Bedenbaugh was named one of America's top-50 recruiters earlier this month by 247Sports.com.

“He's just a very genuine person; he's honest,” Connor said. “If I was a high-school athlete or a parent of a high-school athlete, that would resonate pretty well with me.”

In an interview with Sooner Sports TV posted online Sunday, Bedenbaugh cited his wife's family as one of the reasons accepting the job was a “no-brainer.”

“When Coach Stoops made the call, it was an easy decision, really,” Bedenbaugh said.

“In coaching, as everyone knows, you move around. You very rarely get the opportunity that I've just been presented. ... My wife gets to come home to her family; I get to coach at Oklahoma. It doesn't get any better than that.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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