[dropcap]O[/dropcap]klahoma has hired Jay Boulware as tight ends and special teams coach.
Boulware was tight ends and special teams coach at Auburn the past four seasons but was let go was let go in December following the dismissal of Gene Chizik. He was named tight ends coach at Wisconsin in January.
Boulware was an offensive lineman at Texas in the early 1990s began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant.
He’s also coached at Northern Illinois, Arizona, Stanford, Utah and Iowa State. He followed Chizik from Iowa State to Auburn in 2009.
At Auburn, Boulware was best known for his work with special teams. The Tigers were consistently strong in all areas of the kicking game.
Bobby Jack Wright, who has handled Oklahoma’s special teams since 2011, will now focus on his role as defensive ends coach. Bruce Kittle, who was let go in February after two seasons, coached tight ends.
Boulware is the third new assistant to join Bob Stoops‘ staff in the last month, joining offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery.
Financial details were not yet available. Boulware made $262,050 at Auburn in 2012.