Texas offensive line coach, Joe Wickline, left, speaks with (66) Sedrick Flowers during a break in action against TCU held at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. TCU defeated Texas 50-7. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman)

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Joe Wickline has landed on his feet

Posted July 19th, 2016


DALLAS — Tuesday reminded us that Joe Wickline, despite two rocky seasons in Austin, is still a pretty good coach. How good? “Arguably the best offensive line coach I’ve been around,” said West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, who hired Wickline to be his offensive coordinator this offseason.

For whatever reason, things did not work out for Wickline at Texas. His offensive lines were anywhere from bad to average, and his recruiting was nothing special. Asked by Wickline was a bad fit at Texas, Longhorns coach Charlie Strong offered up a diplomatic response and said Wickline has “moved on now” before he praised Wickline’s replacement, Matt Mattox.

Wickline is not for everyone, but he’s definitely for someone. Just a hunch, but West Virginia’s line is about to get better.


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