Josh Heupel let go from Oklahoma Sooners football staff


It’s been a long wait, but Sooner fans finally got the change they wanted.

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Oklahoma Sooners co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel was officially fired from his position Tuesday morning.

Josh Heupel was responsible for molding players like Jason White, Sam Bradford, and Landry Jones. He brought the Belldozer package to Norman and he put together a game plan good enough to beat the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.

As a player, Josh Heupel led Oklahoma to its program’s seventh national championship in 2000. Obviously, cutting ties with a guy like Heupel was not an easy thing to do.

However, we got this tweet from Coach Heupel this morning:

It’s a weird time for Oklahoma football, but a good one as well. Head coach Bob Stoops was slowly building a reputation of complacency, but after firing the leaders of his offense, Jay Norvell and now Heupel, Stoops appears to be shaking things up for the better.

As reported by various outlets, more fires are expected to come. However, Josh Heupel was the most anticipated for his lack of production the past two years and his inability to match the prowess of a Baylor or even Oklahoma State offense.

The Sooners will have to find a replacement, and there’s no guarantee of what direction they’ll take. It appears OU is looking to go outside its doors rather than hire from within to replace their offensive coordinator job.

A few names have popped up, including Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital and TCU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, but nothing is set in stone.

We should know more this week on where the Sooners will go with their program.

We wish the best of luck to Josh Heupel. Despite years of frustration, Heupel did a lot for this program, but change was needed and Stoops doesn’t appear to be messing around anymore.