“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.”