The Oklahoma Sooners made a move on the coaching staff, hiring Shane Beamer from Georgia as the assistant head coach for the offense, according to ESPN.
Beamer spent the past two seasons in Athens as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach for the Bulldogs. Prior to that, he was the associate head coach and running backs coach under his father, the legendary Frank Beamer, at Virginia Tech. He also spent time on the coaching staffs at South Carolina under Steve Spurrier, along with Tennessee under Philip Fulmer.
Jake Trotter reports that the 40-year-old Beamer will help head coach Lincoln Riley prepare the offensive game plan, as well as coach tight ends and H-backs.
It’s a coincidental move for both parties, as the two are less than a month removed from an epic Rose Bowl eventually won by the Bulldogs 54-48 in double overtime.
It’s also the second time in less than a week that a Big 12 school has hired away a coach from the SEC for a similar role, as Texas landed Herb Hand from Auburn to become co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.