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Chris Wilson Accepts Defensive Co-Coordinator Position


Chris_wilson_medium Chris Wilson, the defensive ends coach at Oklahoma, has accepted an offer to become a defensive co-coordinator at Mississippi State, as well as coaching the defensive line. He will work along side Manny Diaz, who will also coach the linebackers.

Wilson was a four-year letterman at Oklahoma between 1988-1991, he recorded 311 tackles, 18th-best all-time and 11th-best for an OU linebacker. He was on the 1991 Butkus Award watch list and a third team All-America selection as a junior by The Football News. His three fumble recoveries as a senior ties for the OU single-season record by a linebacker and his 12 career pass deflections ranks seventh all-time by a linebacker at OU. 

After being drafted by the Bears in the 1992 NFL draft, he started his coaching career as a GA with Indiana State in 1993. He has coached at Oklahoma since 2005 after stops at Colorado and Army among other schools.