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Texas Longhorns Hire Former Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich

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Reports began surfacing about a week ago that the Texas Longhorns were interested in bringing on a familiar Big 12 face to be their next offensive coordinator.

Well on Sunday, the Longhorns confirmed the news.


Yurcich, an Ohio native, and this season was with the Ohio State Buckeyes as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, after spending six seasons in Stillwater as the Cowboys offensive coordinator.

In Columbus, Yurcich helped star QB Justin Fields, who finished the season with 41 touchdown passes and three interceptions for a Buckeyes offense that ranked in the top 5 in FBS in scoring.

While Yurcich was in Stillwater, Oklahoma State averaged 38.0 points per game and 478.3 yards per game throughout his six-year run. The Cowboys scored 40 or more points 35 times (in 76 games) and put up 50 or more points 15 times.

The Cowboys were 52-24 during this time with four 10-win seasons and four bowl game victories. Twice the Cowboys appeared in a New Years Six game: the 2016 Sugar Bowl and the 2014 Cotton Bowl.

Mike Gundy found Yurich at relatively unknown Shippensburg University, where he was the offensive coordinator. His first Shippensburg team set numerous school records, including points scored, touchdowns and total offense. His second led the NCAA Division II in total offense (529.2) and was second in scoring (46.9) and passing (387.7) during an 11-2 campaign.

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