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Bob Connelly Will Be Oklahoma State's Next OL Coach

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Mike Gundy has officially announced Joe Wickline's replacement. Bob Connelly from Arizona State will be coming to Stillwater.

Dave Seibert - The Republic

Bob Connelly is an 18-year coaching veteran, and the next Offensive Line Coach at Oklahoma State.  Connelly's most recent coaching position was at Arizona State. He served under Todd Graham from 2012 to when he was fired last February. He has also spent time at marquee programs, such as Texas A&M, Washington State, Alabama, and UCLA.

That experience will come in handy since Bob is coming to OSU with big shoes to fill. He will be replacing Joe Wickline who is considered one of the best, if not the best, OL Coach in the country.

Mike Gundy has a pretty good track record with coaching hires. "Bob is a great addition to our staff," Gundy said via OKState.com. "He brings maturity and experience working with the offensive line. He is very familiar with the state of Texas. He has an extensive background in the no-huddle style of offense."

Bob is largely known for his run blocking schemes and his ability to recruit. In 2005, while at Alabama, Connelly was recognized as a Top 25 recruiter in the nation.

Coach Connelly should be a good fit at Oklahoma State, but with every coaching hire there are always concerns. Aside from being fired from his most recent coaching position, Bob has never spent more than 3 years at any one school.  That's not a good sign for a program looking for a little stability in it's coaching staff.

Connelly is also somewhat of a surprising hire since he accepted a position with Georgia Southern on Tuesday.