Update (12/11, 11:15 p.m.): Tulsa co-offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Sterlin Gilbert has agreed to become Texas’ offensive coordinator, according to a report by HornsDigest later confirmed by Tulsa’s FOX 23.
The Golden Hurricanes coach had reportedly accepted the job Thursday, but then declined the position Friday afternoon.
Texas head Charlie Strong, University president Gregory L. Fenves and Athletic Director Mike Perrin traveled to Tulsa on Friday evening to discuss the position with Gilbert.
The Longhorns have interviewed Gilbert, TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie and California offensive coordinator Tony Franklin for the position.
Texas has yet to make a decision on the remaining offensive staff members.
Update (12/11, 1:50 p.m.): Tulsa co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sterlin Gilbert has turned down the Texas offensive coordinator position, according to Tulsa FOX23 sports director Nathan Thompson.
Gilbert had reportedly agreed to become the new offensive coordinator. According to Fox23, a Tulsa official denied that Gilbert had ever agreed to a deal with the Longhorns.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong has now interviewed three candidates: Gilbert, TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie and California offensive coordinator Tony Franklin.
Original Story: Tulsa co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sterlin Gilbert has agreed to become Texas’ new offensive coordinator, according to Horns247.
The Golden Hurricane offense under Gilbert’s direction is ranked No. 11 in passing yards per game and No. 25 in scoring offense. The Golden Hurricanes have passed for an average of 329.8 yards per game and have rushed for 171.9 yards per game.
Gilbert is expected to hire at least two assistant coaches, according to Horns247. The report also states quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson, offensive line coach Joe Wickline and running backs coach Tommie Robinson will not remain at Texas. Current tight end coach Jeff Traylor is the only offensive coach to remain on the staff.
Gilbert comes from the Art Briles offensive system, as he’s served under Tulsa head coach Phillip Montgomery and Syracuse head coach Dino Babers.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong interviewed TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie and California offensive coordinator Tony Franklin before Gilbert made his decision.