Henson is Official as Offensive Advisor
Josh Henson, former Oklahoma State offensive guard and assistant coach and more recently Missouri offensive coordinator, was on the practice field and dressed in Cowboy coaching attire. A football program source confirmed that Henson was official and is taking the position held last season by Darrell Wyatt.
It's interesting because Wyatt, defensive advisor Bill Clay and Henson all were on the same coaching staff at Oklahoma State under then head coach Les Miles. Henson left with Miles when he became the head coach at LSU and Henson was the tight ends and recruiting coordinator there just as he had been at Oklahoma State. Mike Gundy was the offensive coordinator on that Les Miles staff at OSU before taking over as head coach when Miles left.
Henson is a veteran coach and will be a good presence in the meeting room and in assisting the offensive staff. On a personal level, it gives Josh and his wife a chance to bring their kids back close to home and grandparents as they are both Oklahoma natives. One source said Henson was offered an advisor's role at several schools, including Alabama and LSU. This is a coup for the Cowboys.
Lots of Coaches on the Sidelines
There were two high school coaching staffs and part of two college coaching staffs eyeballing practice on Wednesday. Now there were also a few coaches from Stillwater High School but they are almost everyday visitors. Joining them were the Oklahoma City Douglass coaching staff led by head coach Willis Alexander and the Meeker Bulldogs High School coaching staff led by head coach Lonny Nolen.
There were two assistant coaches from Missouri State University and good friend Pete Fredenburg, the head coach at Mary Hardin-Baylor, was there with some of his staff. It is the MHB staff that Oklahoma State travels with in Texas in the summer as guest coaches at the Crusaders camp series.
Two Big Linemen, One Signed, One Committed Watch Practice
Oklahoma City John Marshall All-American offensive lineman Tramonda Moore, who signed with the Cowboys in February, was at practice on Wednesday. The 6-4, 350-pound Moore was asked if his academic plan for qualifying and being at OSU this next season is going as expected and he confirmed that it was. In fact, he had a big smile on his face.
Making it two big guys on the sidelines was recent Oklahoma State commitment in the 2017 class in Meeker's Adrian Wolford. The 6-4, 300-pound Wolford is a really good looking offensive lineman that appears to be pretty athletic.