According to FootballScoop’s Zach Barnett, Joey McGuire is filling the open coaching position vacancy left by running backs coach DeAndre Smith by hiring CJ Ah You, who will coach outside linebackers. Smith took the running back position with the New York Giants and according to FootballScoop, Kenny Perry will now coaching running backs:
To fill that spot, sources say associate head coach/special teams coordinator Kenny Perry will handle running backs and Ah You will coach outside linebackers.
Josh Bookbinder will coach the team’s inside linebackers, and Zarnell Fitch will continue handling the defensive line.
Ah You worked most recently as a defensive analyst at USC. He was Vanderbilt’s defensive line coach from 2016-18 and coached the defensive line for the XFL’s New York Guardians. The former Sooner began his coaching career as a quality control at Oklahoma in 2015 following a 6-year NFL career.
Perry will continue to coach special teams, so he’ll have double-duty in coaching running backs and special teams.
Just to rundown the coaching staff again:
Head Coach: Joey McGuire
Offensive Coordinator: Zach Kittley
Offensive Line Coach: Stephen Hamby
Tight Ends Coach: Josh Cochran
Passing Game Coordinator & Receivers Coach: Emmett Jones
Special Teams Coordinator & Running Backs Coach: Kenny Perry
Defensive Coordinator: Tim DeRuyter
Defensive Line Coach: Zarnell Fitch
Inside Linebackers Coach: Josh Bookbinder
Outside Linebackers Coach: CJ Ah You
Passing Game Coordinator & Secondary Coach: Marcel Yates