OSU football: New offensive line coach Bob Connelly is a former Arizona State, Alabama assistant

Bob Connelly's 2013 season as an assistant in high school football was a minor detour in a career filled with 18 years of college experience.
by Gina Mizell Published: February 14, 2014

STILLWATER — Last season, Bob Connelly was coaching high school football in Arizona.

Earlier this week, he accepted the offensive line coaching job at Georgia Southern.

Turns out he'll actually be coaching the Oklahoma State offensive line in 2014, as the school announced Connelly's hiring Friday.

“Bob is a great addition to our staff,” coach Mike Gundy said in a release. “He brings maturity and experience working with the offensive line. He is very familiar with the state of Texas. He has an extensive background in the no-huddle style of offense.”

Connelly replaces Joe Wickline, who left Stillwater following nine seasons at the school to become the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Texas. The announcement of Connelly's hiring comes less than a day after Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh — who earlier this week was offered the job on the Cowboys' staff, according to Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com — announced he was staying in Corvallis.

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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