BY JASON KERSEY

NORMAN — Bob Stoops' connections and reports linked a few coaches to Oklahoma's new staff opening, created by offensive line coach James Patton's departure.

Here are three possible candidates to replace Patton:

BILL BEDENBAUGH

Current position: West Virginia offensive line coach


Why it could happen: Bedenbaugh's reputation as an outstanding recruiter is likely a major factor in his candidacy, which was first reported by SoonerScoop.com.

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