Joe Wickline joined the Longhorns in 2014 as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Former Texas offensive line coach Joe Wickline returns to Baylor

He was an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Longhorns.

Posted January 26th, 2020

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  • Wickline directed the Bears' offensive line in the 1990s.
  • He left Texas to be offensive coordinator at West Virginia.
  • Other coaching stops were at Oklahoma State and Florida.

Former Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline has been hired as offensive line coach at Baylor, new Bears coach Dave Aranda announced Sunday.

Wickline was offensive line coach at Baylor in 1997-98 before stints at Florida, Oklahoma State and Texas.

He was an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under then-coach Charlie Strong with the Longhorns in 2014-15. In 2016, he moved to West Virginia and was the offensive coordinator and tight ends/fullbacks coach. He stepped back into the offensive line post in 2017-18.

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At Texas, Wickline helped direct an offensive unit that ranked 18th nationally in rushing in 2015.

“I am amazed, blessed and totally fired up about getting the opportunity back here at Baylor,” Wickline said in a statement. “The first time I visited with Coach Aranda about his goals and his vision, we connected. He has a great situation here at Baylor with the facilities, the people and the things they stand for. I was unbelievably enthusiastic. You combine all that with the great staff he is putting in here, the success the program has had, how hard the team plays, and again the people, I’m just enthusiastic and excited.”

 

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