One day after multiple reports linked Tulsa co-offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert accepting the offensive coordinator position at Texas, the Statesman has confirmed he has declined the Horns’ offer. ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton was the first to report that Gilbert would stay with the Golden Hurricane. According to the Statesman’s Brian Davis, Gilbert was offered the job Thursday night.
Just one thing. Sterlin Gilbert was offered the job last night, per source. He chose to stay at Tulsa.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 11, 2015Advertisement
Two days earlier, TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie was offered the same position, and also rejected the Horns’ plans for him as the head offensive coach on the 40 Acres. Charlie Strong interviewed a third candidate for the position on Thursday – California OC Tony Franklin.
Tulsa head coach Phil Montgomery’s reaction to the Gilbert decision:
I just asked Philip Montgomery about Sterlin Gilbert changing his mind on UT, "yes sir, a big win for us, now we need to get to practice."
— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) December 11, 2015
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