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Oklahoma Reportedly Hires Former Nebraska Assistant Coach

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NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 8: A general view before the Oklahoma Sooners game against the Florida A&M Rattlers on September 8, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma won 69-13. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Over the past few weeks, fans of the Oklahoma Sooners have seen significant turnover on the coaching staff.

Former head coach Lincoln Riley left the school to become the new head coach at USC. In the weeks that followed, a significant amount of his former staff decided to join him.

Oklahoma eventually hired former Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its new head coach. Over the past few weeks he's been rounding out his own coaching staff ahead of the 2022 season.

On Thursday afternoon he made a key addition. According to a report from college football insider Matt Zenitz, the Sooners hired former Nebraska assistant coach James Dobson as an assistant strength coach.

"Oklahoma has hired former Nebraska and Vanderbilt head strength and conditioning coach James Dobson as an assistant strength coach, a source tells

Oklahoma has hired former Nebraska and Vanderbilt head strength and conditioning coach James Dobson as an assistant strength coach, a source tells @on3sports.

Was Nebraska’s head strength coach under Bo Pelini and Vandy’s under Derek Mason.https://t.co/k5bN5NhJoE

— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 20, 2022

">@on3sports. Was Nebraska’s head strength coach under Bo Pelini and Vandy’s under Derek Mason," the report said.

Dobson has plenty of experience at the collegiate level and should provide a veteran voice for the players.

Oklahoma will look completely different during the 2022 season. From head coach to starting quarterback, just about everything has changed.

How will the Sooners do?