Saturday, January 17, 2015

Former Oklahoma Assistant Jay Norvell Joins Texas Longhorns Staff

The Red River rivalry added another layer of intrigue Friday when Texas hired former Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell as its new wide receivers coach.

Norvell left OU earlier this month after seven seasons, including four as co-offensive coordinator.

"Jay is a guy that has always had an outstanding reputation, and when I had a chance to talk to him, what impressed me the most was his energy, passion and drive to be successful," Texas coach Charlie Strong said in a statement. 

"He brings a lot to our staff, is very familiar with the Big 12 and has experience recruiting in Texas. We're really excited he's joining us."

Under his tutelage, Sooners receiver Ryan Broyles became the NCAA's all-time receptions leaders in 2011. (ESPN)

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