Martinez to coach secondary, Wright moves to DEs
, the newest hire for the Oklahoma coaching staff, will coach defensive backs. Bobby Jack Wright
, formerly the defensive backs coach, will fill the hole left by Chris Wilson
at defensive ends.
Wilson left to become the defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator at Mississippi State last month. Martinez was the defensive coordinator at Georgia from 2005-09 and secondary coach from 2000-09 before coming to Oklahoma.
"They have very similar concepts and run their defense very similar to what we do,” said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops
. "He’s a very knowledgeable guy with great experience and I think he’ll help strengthen our staff. I’m excited about it.”
Wright previously coached defensive ends for Oklahoma from 1999-2004.
Spring practice lineup becomes clearer
Center Ben Habern
, offensive lineman Jarvis Jones
and defensive tackle Adrian Taylor
all are expected to miss spring practice with injuries.