Steve Spurrier Jr. has reportedly been tabbed as the replacement for Bobby Jack Wright as the University of Oklahoma's director of high school recruiting and offensive quality control coach, according to ESPN.com's Jake Trotter.
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops and Spurrier Jr.'s father, legendary college football coach Steve Spurrier, have a history that dates back to their time together at the University of Florida, as the Charleston Post and Courier's Gene Sapakoff noted.
Spurrier Jr., 44, has a history with the Sooners that appears to have played a role in his return to the program.
According to the Oklahoman's Jason Kersey, Spurrier Jr. was the Sooners' wide receivers coach from 1999 to 2001, and he served as part of the coaching staff that helped lead Oklahoma to a perfect 13-0 season and the 2000 BCS National Championship.
Spurrier Jr.'s rapport with Stoops appeared to play a role in the program's hire, per the Tulsa World's Eric Bailey:
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Stoops on Steve Spurrier Jr: He helped us win a NC and build a program ... he has great experience over the years in a lot of diff areas2016-3-3 18:11:19
Spurrier Jr.'s first stint with the Sooners didn't last long because he jumped at a chance to coach beside his dad with the Washington Redskins before becoming the tight ends coach at the University of Arizona, per Kersey.
Following his brief time in the desert, Spurrier Jr. worked as the South Carolina Gamecocks wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. But after his father retired from coaching last October, Spurrier Jr. was forced to look for a new gig when Will Muschamp brought a new coaching staff with him to Columbia, per Kersey.
Now back in familiar surroundings with Oklahoma and with the program fresh off a College Football Playoff berth, Spurrier Jr. has a chance to compete for another national title with the Big 12 power.