OU strength coach leaves for A&M

Longtime Oklahoma University strength and conditioning coach Jerry Schmidt has resigned to take a job at Texas A&M under new Aggie coach Jimbo Fisher.

Schmidt was the second person former OU coach Bob Stoops hired when Stoops was named head coach in 1998. Mike Stoops was Bob Stoops’ first hire.

Texas A&M has also hired former OU assistant coach Jerry Montgomery to coach the defensive line. Montgomery left OU for the Green Bay Packers in 2015.

Schmidt had worked with Stoops at Florida since 1996. Before Florida, Schmidt worked at Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.

Schmidt has worked with six Heisman Trophy winners, including three at Oklahoma — Jason White, Sam  Bradford and Baker Mayfield. He also worked with Florida’s Danny Wuerffel, Oklahoma State’s Barry Sanders and Notre Dame’s Tim Brown. In 1991, USA Fitness named Schmidt the Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year.