How Jerry Schmidt Has Already Changed the Oklahoma Sooners Football Program

NORMAN – A big reason Brent Venables brought Jerry Schmidt back to Oklahoma is because the Sooners’ new (old) strength coach knows the body.

But the bigger reason is “Schmitty” knows the mind.

“He’s the best in the business,” said DeMarco Murray, who trained under Schmidt as a player at OU and now sees the benefits as the Sooners’ running backs coach. “Schmitty is a guy that knows the body but more importantly knows the mindset and to be able to come in and help change a lot of guys’ mindset.”

That helps, players say, when they think they’ve reached their limit. Schmidt has taught them that their limit lies somewhere beyond.


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