You want to repair the Oklahoma Defense, then be ready to exploit the big bucks. The Sooners did just that.
New Defense Coordinator Alex Grinch will be with a three-year contract that runs until January 2022, as announced by the Board of the University of Oklahoma, $ 1.4 million a year earning Regents on Wednesday afternoon.
Grinch earned more than $ 1.1 million last year in Ohio and is the highest paid assistant ever in OU history. He is also Sooners' first defensive assistant, surpassing the $ 1 million mark.
"There will always be runaways and you can not always look at everything from apples to apples, but we're trying to do something that has hopefully meant that both our head coach and assistant pool will be in one place who is always competitive and in line with the success we seek, "said Joe Castiglione . "Not only what we have achieved so far, but also what we have been aiming for.
" When trainer Riley and I conducted these discussions over a long period of time and on several occasions, we were mostly focused on finding the best person for us. And we have understood that it will be somebody who was already in their profession at some point, that we had to make it attractive for them to come here. As he walked through the various options, candidates, if you will, we wanted to make sure that we were able to hire the right person. "
Grinch was not the only new attitude that was confirmed. Inside Linebacker's Coach Brian Odom and Cornerback's Coach Roy Manning were also approved by the Board.
Odom has a one-year contract and pays him $ 375,000, which equates to an increase of $ 1
The other big winner Wednesday is the offensive bus Bill Bedenbaugh . After his group won the Joe Moore Award for Best Offensive Line in the Country, you knew this would be a good day.
Bedenbaugh rises from $ 625,000 a year to $ 750,000 now for a deal that ends in January 2021. The news was also good for receiving outside passengers Dennis Simmons who was pushed to $ 460,000 and ends 2021. An increase of $ 60,000.
The defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux received the biggest boost defensively, now making $ 375,000 by January 2020. An increase of $ 55,000.
Here is the collapse of all assistant trainers of the OU.
Shane Beamer ($ 435,000 to $ 470,000 – 2021)
Bill Bedenbaugh ($ 625,000 to $ 750,000 by 2021)
Jay Boulware (435,000 to 470,000 to 2021)
Alex Grinch – 2022)
Cale Gundy ($ 500,000 to $ 535,000 to 2021)
Roy Manning ($ 425,000 to 2021)
Ruffin McNeill ($ 570,000 to $ 575,000 – 2020)
Brian Odom ($ 375,000 – 2020)  Dennis Simmons ($ 400,000 to $ 460,000 by 2021)
Calvin Thibodeaux ($ 320,000 to $ 375,000 by 2020)
Bennie Wylly ($ 350,000 to $ 300,000)