According to Oklahoma State University head coach Mike Gundy’s Twitter account, assistant coach Joe Bob Clements will be leaving Manhattan this year to take over as OSU’s new defensive line coach. The position was recently created, as former defensive coordinator Bill Young also held the responsibility of defensive line coach over the past four seasons. Clements leaves his current position as defensive ends coach for Kansas State, which experienced one of the greatest DE tandems in its history this year. Meshak Williams and Adam Davis, both senior transfers from the JUCO ranks, combined for 17 sacks in the regular season while Williams was recognized as the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year.
K-State has not made an immediate announcement as to whether they will hire a new coach to replace Clements or the duties will be handled by existing staff. Clements was a Kansas State graduate and served the University for a total of 11 years during two different stints with the Wildcats.