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


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


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.