Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher said on Wednesday that a replacement hire for departed offensive line coach Jim Turner would happen “very very very very quickly.” He wasn’t lying. According to Texags’ Billy Liucci, the Aggies have poached offensive line coach Josh Henson from Oklahoma State to fill the vacancy in College Station.
BREAKING: Fisher, Texas A&M add former Oklahoma State assistant Josh Henson to staff as Offensive Line coach.— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) February 8, 2019
While it’s not hard to sell A&M as a better destination than Oklahoma State, Henson was a four-year letterman at OSU, so convincing him to leave Stillwater is no small feat. However he does have previous SEC experience, both as TE coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU (along with Jimbo Fisher as OC) and as OL coach/offensive coordinator at Missouri when they won the SEC East two years running in 2013 and 2014.
Henson takes over an offensive line unit that returns three of five starters, and with only one senior, has a chance a chance to be even more experience in 2020.