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Texas hires former Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell to coach receivers

Posted January 16th, 2015

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Texas has hired former Oklahoma wide receivers coach Jay Norvell to the same position, according to FootballScoop.

Norvell spent the past seven seasons at Oklahoma and most recently held the title of co-offensive coordinator. He was fired this month amid a staff-wide overhaul that also engulfed offensive play-caller Josh Heupel.

Norvell is considered a top-notch recruiter who was responsible last summer for the Sooners acquiring former Missouri standout receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

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At Texas, Norvell replaces Les Koenning, whom Longhorns coach Charlie Strong fired after the season. Last year, Norvell made $455,000, and Koenning made $335,000.

Strong still must replace Bruce Chambers as tight ends coach.

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