Boulware hired to coach Sooners’ tight ends

Oklahoma hired former Auburn assistant Jay Boulware as its tight
ends coach on Friday, completing an overhaul of the coaching staff
that included the departure of three assistants.

Boulware spent the past four seasons at Auburn on Gene Chizik’s
staff, including the Tigers’ national championship season in
2010.

Before that, he served alongside Chizik at Iowa State. He has
also worked at Stanford, Utah, Arizona and Northern Illinois.

Boulware played for Oklahoma’s archrival, Texas, as an offensive
lineman.

Coach Bob Stoops said in a statement that Oklahoma will benefit
from Boulware’s ”recruiting relationships across the country” and
his impressive track record as a coach. Stoops also expects
Boulware to take on special teams responsibilities, which were also
part of his job at Auburn.

Chizik was fired and his staff replaced after Auburn went
winless in the SEC last season.