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February 13, 2013

Defensive tackles coach Shipp has sailed

NORMAN — The shakeup of Oklahoma’s coaching staff continued on Tuesday with two significant departures. The Transcript confirmed defensive tackles coach Jackie Shipp and tackles and tight ends coach Bruce Kittle will not be back next season.

Their exits, along with guards and centers coach James Patton’s departure for Indiana on Monday, means three of the four assistant coaches who coach linemen at OU have been removed in the last 48 hours. The only one still on staff is defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright.

The possibility of Shipp’s departure, a former OU player who had been a member of the Sooners’ coaching staff since Bob Stoops became head coach in 1999, has been rumored for weeks.

Coachingsearch.com was the first to report Shipp’s departure late Tuesday morning. OUinsider.com was the first to proclaim Kittle’s exit.

Tuesday’s proceedings were part of one of the biggest staff shakeups in Stoops’ 14 seasons as head coach.

Kittle, who came to OU in 2010 as the on-campus recruiting coordinator and was promoted to a full-time assistant coach last season, played with Stoops at Iowa in the early 1980s. He’d never coached at the college level until last season.

SoonerScoop.com reported Tuesday afternoon that West Virginia offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has been tabbed to as the new offensive line coach.

The Transcript was unable to confirm that report.

Badenbaugh, 40, has been the Mountaineers’ offensive line coach the past two seasons. Prior to his stint at West Virginia, he coached for OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops at Arizona between 2007-10. He was the offensive line coach for all four seasons and added co-offensive coordinator duties to his title in 2010.

Badenbaugh had established roots in the Big 12 Conference before going to West Virginia. From 2000-2006 he served on former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach’s offensive staff at Texas Tech.

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