Amidst all the talk of “JW packages”, 6-foot-7 back-up quarterbacks, and secondary moves at yesterday’s Mike Gundy press conference, one little nugget seems to have fallen through the cracks.
Oklahoma State has found it’s new offensive analyst.
#OKState's new offensive analyst is former Missouri OL coach A.J. Ricker. Takes Josh Henson's old position. OSU has three analysts now.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) March 6, 2017
When Josh Henson left to take the offensive line coaching job at Arizona State, and then return to fill the position at Oklahoma State, the Cowboys lost their offensive analyst. Now they’ve filled the role with A.J. Ricker.
Ricker played college ball at the University of Missouri, and has previously worked as an offensive line coach for his alma mater, the University of Illinois, and Western Michigan. He also served as the running game coordinator at Western Michigan from 2011 to 2012.
While analysts can not work with players, per the NCAA, bringing someone in who has experience with offensive lines could benefit a position that is on its fourth coach in five years.
Ricker joins defensive analysts Brian VanGorder and Bill Clay on the staff.