Baylor OC Montgomery expected to be named Tulsa head coach

BY Bruce Feldman • December 11, 2014

Philip Montgomery, offensive coordinator at Baylor, is expected to become the new head coach at Tulsa, a source told FOX Sports Thursday morning.

Montgomery spent seven seasons at Baylor assisting his long-time mentor Art Briles, whom he had worked under at Houston and in the Texas high school ranks. He replaces Bill Blankenship, who was fired after four seasons last month.

Among the other coaches considered for the vacancy were Utah State head coach Matt Wells, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, Texas A&M OC Jake Spavital, Ohio State OC Tom Herman, Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee, ex-Arkansas and Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt and ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell.