Bob Stoops is continuing to round out his staff with XFL Dallas, where Hal Mumme is already aboard as offensive coordinator.
As FootballScoop previously reported, former Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski will join the club as offensive line coach. Fired after posting a 20-8 record in two seasons at BC for interviewing for the New York Jets’ head coaching job, Jagodzinski has spent the past decade largely out of view in major football, spending one year as a head coach in the United Football League and another as a wide receivers coach in NAIA amid a brief comeback at Georgia State. He has spent the past two seasons as an assistant at a high school in Tennessee.
Elsewhere, Bobby Blizzard has joined the staff as running backs coach, Jarrail Jackson as wide receivers coach, Jim Jeffcoat as defensive line coach and Scott Spurrier as quality control.
Blizzard spent four years in the NFL and five working for Mumme at McMurry University and Belhaven University. One of many that will surely migrate from one minor league to another, Blizzard was the AAF Memphis Express’ wide receivers coach.
A member of the Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl teams of the 1990s, Jeffcoat has spent the past 20 years coaching defensive lines for the Cowboys, in the college ranks at Houston, San Jose State and Colorado, and most recently with the AAF’s Orlando Apollos.
Jackson played wide receiver for Stoops at Oklahoma, then crafted a career as an NFL practice squad player, an Arena League wide receiver, and a coach at the high school and small college level. He spent the past two years at Central Oklahoma.
“He’s awesome,” Stoops told the Oklahoman. “He understands it (the Air Raid). Having coached in it, been a part in it, and knowing and believing in it, is a big deal. People on the outside scratch their head. But it’s hard to deny the success it’s all had. I wanted guys that have worked in the system, because it’s different, and not everybody gets it. Guys that have worked in it understand how efficient it can be when you have confidence and teach it right.”
Finally, Scott Spurrier, the youngest son of the Head Ball Coach, walked on for Steve at South Carolina and later worked on both his father’s and Will Muschamp’s staffs in Columbia as a graduate assistant and an analyst. He was most recently on the HBC’s staff with the Apollos.
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