Oklahoma hired Bennie Wylie as its new director of sports performance. Wyie previously served as the strength coach for Texas from 2011-13.

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Oklahoma hires former Texas strength coach Bennie Wylie

Posted January 17th, 2018

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Bennie Wylie is crossing the Red River.

Oklahoma announced earlier this week that Wylie, who served as the strength coach at Texas from 2011-13, will be the Sooners’ new director of sports performance. He had been working as a private trainer in Abilene after leaving Austin.

The move got the blessing of former Longhorns coach Mack Brown, who tweeted a supportive message to Wylie after the move became official.

Wylie worked for Brown during his final three seasons at Texas. Prior to that Wylie led the strength programs for Tennessee (2010) and Texas Tech (2002-09). He also spent four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Dallas Cowboys (1999-02), where he worked with former Oklahoma strength coach Joe Juraszek.

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