After confirming that Jim Turner would not be returning in 2019, Jimbo Fisher said it wouldn’t take very long to hire his next offensive line coach. A day later, Turner’s replacement has been hired in College Station.
If you missed the news, Turner left Texas A&M to take over the offensive line coaching duties with the Cincinnati Bengals. While Turner is an excellent recruiter, developer and teacher of the offensive line, Fisher managed to land another coach that shares those characteristics in offensive line coach Josh Henson of Oklahoma State.
News of this hire was first reported by Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com.
In addition to coaching up the offensive line for one of the most explosive offenses in the Big 12 the previous two seasons, Henson has plenty of experience coaching in the SEC. He served as both offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at Missouri from 2013-15 and co-offensive line coach from 2009-12 under Gary Pinkel.
Henson previously worked at Oklahoma State under Les Miles and was hired on at LSU when Miles took over in Baton Rouge.
Some of the college linemen that have gone on to play in the NFL after being coached by Henson include Evan Boehm, Justin Britt, Connor McGovern, Mitch Morse, Brandon Pettigrew and Richard Dickson. Henson has also twice been honored as a top 25 recruiter nationally.