Stoops hires former Sooner for defensive end post

Stoops hires former Oklahoma linebacker (1988-91) and Colorado coach Chris Wilson.

NORMAN — Bob Stoops announced late Tuesday afternoon that former Sooner Chris Wilson will be the new defensive end coach at Oklahoma.

Wilson, who was a four-year lettterman at linebacker for Oklahoma during the 1988-91 seasons, had previously served as a defensive line coach at Colorado under Gary Barnett the past five seasons.

"Obviously, Chris has a strong and excellent background at Oklahoma and that makes us especially excited to be bringing him back," said Stoops on the hiring of Wilson in a press release on

"Being in the same conference with Chris, we recognize the job he has done in coaching Colorado's defensive ends and defensive linemen over the last five years. That program has been in the Big 12 title game in three of the last four years and the staff there has done very good work in keeping the team at a high level.

"There is no other college I'd rather coach. I've come full circle," Wilson told "I feel very fortunate that I've had the opportunity to go out and see different parts of the world and now I am back at OU. And I realize how special that place is."

During his career in Norman, Wilson recorded 311 takcles, which currently ranks him at No. 18 on the all-time list. The Dallas, Texas native also earned second-team All-Big Eight honors three times.

For more info on Wilson see the links below.

Official Press Release

Wilson's Colorado Bio

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