Report: Spurrier Jr. headed to the NFL

Oklahoma receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. is set to join his father on the staff of the Washington Redskins

Oklahoma's success during the tenure of Bob Stoops has cost them another assistant coach, but this time to the NFL.

OUInsider.com learned Thursday that Steve Spurrier Jr. will resign his position with the University of Oklahoma to become the receivers coach of the Washington Redskins.

Spurrier Jr. rejoins his father, Steve Spurrier Sr., who was named the Head Coach of the Redskins last week.

"To be honest I have never thought of going to the pros and even when my dad got the job with the Redskins I wasn't sure I would go," said Spurrier Jr. "I enjoy the college game and I am not sure what I will be getting into with athletes who are making millions of dollars."

"I will be calling back all the time to find out how the Sooners are doing. I am leaving a great corp of receivers and we are recruiting a great group of receivers. Bob will be able to go out and hire the best wide receiver coach in the country and he will hire a great one."

Spurrier has been very active on the recruiting trail this year getting verbal commitments from Calvin Thibodeaux and Brodney Poole from Houston, Texas. Spurrier also is recruiting JeJuan Rankins out of Windsor, North Carolina..

Spurrier's departure is not expected to effect the Sooners recruiting effort in any way.

"My wife Melissa loves it hear and we have made Oklahoma a home for our family and it couldn't be any better for us," said Spurrier Jr.

"At this point I am Oklahoma's biggest fan and will think nothing but great thoughts about the Sooners and the Oklahoma fans from this point on. This program is in great shape and don't be surprised if Oklahoma wins the national title next year."

"He is only 30 years old and he already has two championship rings," said a proud father in Steve Spurrier Sr. "The sun just seems to shine on that young man."

The search for a new wide receiver coach at OU begins immediately, but all indications are that OU will have a great deal of quality coaches to choose from.

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