Oklahoma defensive specialist Chris Woods is reportedly leaving the program to become the defensive coordinator at Texas State, according to Football Scoop’s Doug Samuels.
Woods has served on the Sooners’ staff since 2015. He previously served as defensive coordinator at Holmes (Mississippi) C.C. and Columbia University.
In his support staff role, Woods did not count toward Oklahoma’s 10 on-field assistant coaches. Lincoln Riley has said his staff is pretty much set, though it’s possible he could hire another analyst to account for the loss of Woods.
Woods will take over a Texas State defense that ranked 103rd nationally in total defense in 2017, allowing 438.9 yards per game. The Bobcats were actually pretty good against the run, ranking 29th overall. However, they ranked 123rd overall in pass defense.