Knowing the territory
Gill’s staff is stocked with coaches who aren’t strangers to Big 12 schools, especially in Texas, which won’t hurt recruiting.
Offensive line coach J.B. Grimes was an assistant at Texas A&M from 1998-2002. Offensive coordinator Chuck Long was at Oklahoma from 1999-2005. Reggie Mitchell (running backs, recruiting coordinator), was at Kansas from 1988-96.
Also, Vic Shealy (cornerbacks) was a grad assistant at Baylor in 1984-85. Carl Torbush (defensive coordinator) held the same post at A&M from 2003-2005.
Buddy Wyatt (defensive line) had two stints at A&M, 2000-02 and 2008-09. And Darrell Wyatt (co-offensive coordinator, receivers), has coached at Baylor (1996), Kansas (1997-2000), Oklahoma State (2001) and Oklahoma (200205).