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Reports say Texas Longhorns to hire Sterlin Gilbert as offensive coordinator

Texas head coach Charlie Strong, right, and Baylor head coach Art Briles shake hands after the Longhorns’ victory on Dec. 5. Reports say Strong has hired Sterlin Gilbert, who was a former graduate assistant under Briles, as offensive coordinator at UT.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong, right, and Baylor head coach Art Briles shake hands after the Longhorns’ victory on Dec. 5. Reports say Strong has hired Sterlin Gilbert, who was a former graduate assistant under Briles, as offensive coordinator at UT. AP

Tulsa co-offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert is the new offensive coordinator at Texas, Horns247 reported Thursday.

Orangebloods and Horns Digest reported the move later.

Horns247 said Gilbert was in Austin on Wednesday interviewing for the job after TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie turned down the job.

Gilbert has extensive Texas ties, having been born in San Angelo and played at Angelo State.

He coached high school at Temple, San Angelo Lake View, Abilene Cooper and Springtown. He was a graduate assistant at Houston and was the offensive coordinator at Eastern Illinois and co-offensive coordinator at Bowling Green.

Gilbert coached quarterbacks and receivers at Tulsa this season under head coach Philip Montgomery, a former Baylor assistant. The Golden Hurricane scored 40 or more points six times this season and scored 38 points against Oklahoma.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong has been expected to make other staff changes. Texas finished 5-7 this season after a victory over Baylor. Strong is 11-14 in his two seasons with the Longhorns.

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