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Baylor hires former Longhorn Frank Okam as DL coach

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Matt Rhule has added to his coaching staff, and he’s chosen a former Texas Longhorn. According to SicEm365’s Colt Barber, Baylor has hired Frank Okam to be the team’s new defensive line coach. Okam spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons at Rice in the same position.

 
Okam helped the Longhorns win the 2005 BCS National Championship, where UT beat the USC Trojans in epic fashion. He was a freshman All-American and was named to two All-Big 12 second-teams during his time in Austin. During his time with the Longhorns, Okam finished with 160 tackles and 28 tackles for loss. After being drafted by the Houston Texans in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft and played in the league through 2013. He finished his career with 33 tackles with the Texans, Seahawks and Buccaneers.

Okam will replace Elijah Robinson, who left for the same position at Texas A&M earlier this offseason.

The 32-year-old brings the Bears to their capacity of 10 coaches on the staff.

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