Former Texas assistant coach Jeff Traylor has joined the coaching staff at SMU, according to various reports.
— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) February 7, 2017
Can confirm that former Gilmer coach and Texas assistant Jeff Traylor will join the staff at SMU. First reported by @DavidSmoak.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) February 7, 2017
Before being hired by Charlie Strong at Texas, Traylor was the head football coach at Gilmer High School and became one of the Longhorns’ top recruiters. Like Traylor, SMU coach Chad Morris is a former Texas high school football head coach, with his most success coming in the Austin area at Lake Travis. The two coaches also have ties to the East Texas area where Morris was the head coach at Elysian Fields and Traylor at Jacksonville.
Traylor, like all of Strong’s assistants, was not retained following the December coaching change. Most of Strong’s staff have landed new jobs since then.
By my count, only 2 of Charlie's assistants will have not found jobs once the reported Traylor hire is official: Bedford & Johnson. #HookEm
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) February 7, 2017
Former Texas offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, offensive line coach Matt Mattox, linebacker coach Brian Jean-Mary and receivers coach Charlie Williams all followed Strong to South Florida.
News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe