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Oklahoma State Loses Its Cornerbacks Coach

Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking to replace an assistant coach after Jason Jones, the cornerbacks coach, announced he was leaving for Ole Miss.

It’s an odd time for an assistant to make a move as spring practices across the country are about to get going. Jones had been with Oklahoma State since before the 2008 season. Prior to his tenure with the Cowboys Jones never spent more than one year at a school. In 2007, he was the cornerbacks/special teams coordinator for Tulsa.

Jones started as the cornerbacks coach at Tulsa in 2005, but left in 2006 to take the same position with the Rice Owls. He returned to Tulsa in 2007, adding the responsibilities of special teams coordinator.

In 2004, Jones was a graduate assistant at Alabama, his alma mater.

Ole Miss was looking to fill their open coaching position when Wesley McGriff left in late February to join the coaching staff of the New Orleans Saints.

While no replacement has been announced, and not many names have been thrown out there, one name that is being rumored is Chris Vaughn, the current CB coach at Memphis.

With the current state of Oklahoma State’s secondary, it’s imperative that the Pokes find a new guy quickly and bring him on. Currently, of the seven guys on Oklahoma State’s 2013 Spring Roster that are listed as cornerbacks, only one is a senior. The rest? All sophomores or redshirt freshmen. Those young guys need to get all the coaching they can in the spring or they’ll be behind once the season starts in the fall. And at such an important position, especially for a team playing in the Big 12, you can’t afford to let players get behind.

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