Just less than three weeks ago, former defensive ends coach Chris Wilson accepted an opportunity to become co-defensive coordinator at
And that sent the Sooners on the trail to find another defensive coach, where they just yesterday snagged former
"Well, I mean, I'm humbled as I said before to be a part of a program like Oklahoma, which has, obviously, a tremendous amount of success and [is] a tremendous institution academically," Martinez said during a Thursday conference call. "But also the success they've had with sports, especially football [is incredible]."
Martinez, who was fired a couple months ago after serving for five years as the defensive coordinator at UGA, was considering an opportunity as secondary coach at Stanford, but that's' when things changed.
"My intentions were going to Stanford,"
And so, with the decision, Stanford and coach Jim Harbaugh "lost" to the Sooners for the second time in two months on the football arena, after they first dropped the Sun Bowl 31-27 to OU, and now they lost a potential hire on the defensive side of the football.
"Well, again, [he's] such a class act,"
A lot of doing what's "best", though, has to do with the caliber of program OU is coupled with the fact that Stoops has always been defensive minded.
"You had the opportunity to be a part of one of the top five, top 10 programs in the history of college football and to be a part of Bob Stoops and that great staff at
And he said it didn't take long to make the decision, as talk between OU and
"Just the offer. I was just waiting for [Stoops] to say, ‘Hey, I would like you to come to
As for the familiarity between
"Just like in this profession, you meet coaches throughout all the years you're in it,"
Now the next chapter in
"I'm extremely excited, and then Coach Stoops and his staff and all the success they've had there,"