Fedora Staying At OSU - For Now!

Larry Fedora will stay at Oklahoma State as the offensive coordinator – at least for now! Fedora interviewed with the Air Force Academy this week and was on a short list of candidate to replace Fisher DeBerry, who resigned on Dec. 15 after 23 years as head coach of the Falcons. But Air Force announced Friday that Houston Texans offensive coordiantor Troy Calhoun had been hired to replace DeBerry.

The 44-year-old Fedora, who spent the 1997 andf ‘98 seasons on the staff of DeBerry as the Air Force passing game and receivers coach, has been in charge of theCowboys offense the past two seasons. He directed his spread, no-huddle offense to new heights in 2006 as OSU averaged 35.3 points and 409 total yards per game.

Oklahoma State, 6-6, will face Alabama, 6-6, in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 28 in Shreveport, La.

Fedora was hired by Mike Gundy to direct the Cowboy offense. After struggling in 2005 – Gundy's first year as head coach and Fedora's first season at OSU – the Cowboy offense developed much to OSU fans delight this past season behind the play of quarterback Bobby Reid, running backs Dantrell Savage, Keith Toston and Mike Hamilton, and receivers Adarius Bowman, D'Juan Woods and Brandon Pettigrew.

The Cowboy offense was among the most balanced in the nation – rushing for 2,497 yards and passing for another 2,411 yards while averaging 6.4 yards per play. Reid threw for 2,054 yards and 23 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. OSU had three 500-yard rushers in Savage (708 yards), Toston (573) and Hamilton (546) for just the fourth time in school history. Bowman caught 57 passes for 1,131 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Woods had 38 receptions for 621 yards and five scores.

Although Fedora was bypassed for the Air Force head coaching job he has been mentioned for other positions in recent years. He is frequently mentioned as one of the up and coming college assistant coaches in line to become a head coach in the near future.

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