Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Stength & Conditioning coach Jerry Schmidt reportedly leaving for Texas A&M

By Seth Oliveras

Best of luck to Schmitty!

How’s it going, Oklahoma fans? Last night, Trae Young and the Sooners defeated another top-10 opponent and the ship has officially been righted (as if it was actually off-course) after the struggles in Morgantown. Meanwhile in football news, it looks like longtime Oklahoma strength and conditioning coach Jerry Schmidt is now heading to College Station to join Jimbo Fisher’s staff. Schmitty was originally brought in alongside Bob Stoops back before the 1999 season.

Breaking: Reported by @DustyDvoracek , Jerry Schmidt is leaving @OU_Football to go to Texas A&M. @sportsanimal

— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) January 10, 2018

First off, I just want to wish Schmitty all the best of luck in this next chapter of his life. Now, this transition is substantial for a couple reasons. For starters, Coach Schmidt spent 19 seasons in Norman, so that kind of longevity is rare to find these days. Another reason this is a major development is because it allows Lincoln Riley to bring in his own guy. With recruiting already picking up the way it is, combined with the potential to introduce new blood into the player development department, …read more

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