Strength coach Bennie Wylie leaving Texas, clears way for L’Ville’s Pat Moorer

Posted January 7th, 2014


Bennie Wylie, the strength and conditioning coach under Mack Brown, issued a message this morning on his Twitter account that he was leaving, effectively confirming that new coach Charlie Strong will hire Pat Moorer from Louisville for that position.

“Thanks Coach Brown for 3 great seasons!,” Wylie said. “Good luck 2014 team Coach Strong and Pat Moorer! Hook ‘em! Jeremiah 29:11”

Wylie also posted a photo of him wearing the Golden Hat, symbolic of Texas’ victory over Oklahoma in October.


Moorer, a former walk-on at Florida, had a short professional football career before becoming the Gators’ assistant strength and conditioning coach in 1992. He got the top position at the school in 1995.

Moorer eventually became the personal trainer for Emmitt Smith, a fellow Florida Gator and the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

At Monday’s introductory press conference, Strong said: “Coach Moorer, the only thing I need to do is stand him up here because he never smiles.  He’s very intimidating.”

The rest of Strong’s staff should take shape quickly. Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is angling for the now-vacant head job with the Cardinals. If he does not land that position, Bedford is expected to be the defensive coordinator with the Longhorns.

Louisville linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary and director of operations Cliff Snow are also likely headed to Austin.

The offensive staff has yet to be determined.

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