Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo accepted the co-offensive coordinator and quarterback coaching position at the University of Oregon on Thursday to join new Ducks head coach Willie Taggert.
Arroyo grew up, played his college football and coached in Northern California. He is going back to his home, so to speak. Early Friday morning, Arroyo released the following message on Twitter thanking the Cowboy Nation and proclaiming how special OSU and Stillwater are to him.
"I said when I got here 'Oklahoma Sate was a special place,' and after 2 years - that was EXACTLY right! An amazing place, with great people, awesome fan base, an elite program, and limitless in their continued trajectory.
"I'm so thankful to Mike Gundy and the OKState family for allowing my family and I to take part in this journey the last 2 seasons. Stillwater & the CowboyNation will always be a special place to the us, and we will cherish our time here. The camaraderie, support and encouragement that the OkState alumni & fans provided will never be forgotten, and I know many of these relationships will continue for years to come. Oklahoma State is truly first class - thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your awesome history!! GOPOKES!"