West Virginia hires ex-Texas assistant to be offensive coordinator

| Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 4:27 p.m.

West Virginia has turned to Texas to find its offensive coordinator.

The Mountaineers hired former Texas offensive coordinator Joe Wickline to hold the same position in Morgantown, W.Va., the university announced Thursday.

“Joe brings a wealth of experience, and his resume speaks volumes of his ability to build top offensive lines as well as being a prominent voice in developing offensive units,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. “We were on staff together at Oklahoma State in 2010, and he brings an excellent familiarity of the Big 12 Conference.”

Wickline served as coordinator and offensive line coach at Texas for the past two years. Before that, he was offensive line coach at Oklahoma State (2005-13) and Florida (2002-04).

Wickline also spent stints at Middle Tennessee State (1999-01), Baylor (1997-98), SW Mississippi Community College (1996), Pearl River Community College (1995), Ole Miss (1988-94), Delta State (1984-87), Tennessee (1984) and Florida (1982-83).

“I've always thought about what it would be like to come to West Virginia and be a part of West Virginia University,” Wickline said. “Working with Dana will be a special thing. We have a lot in common as far as football, recruiting and the business. I have a great deal of respect for him from A-Z.”

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