Defensive backs coach Willie Martinez has
resigned from Oklahoma's coaching staff to make room for Mike
Stoops - head coach Bob Stoops' younger brother - to become the new
Martinez issued a statement through the university Friday
wishing the Sooners "all the best going forward."
Bob Stoops says his brother will be co-defensive coordinator
with Brent Venables and the two are already out recruiting
Mike Stoops was the Sooners' co-defensive coordinator from 1999
to 2003 before spending the past seven-plus seasons as Arizona's
head coach. He was fired in October.
The Sooners struggled with their pass defense this season,
giving up more than 400 yards through the air in losses to Texas
Tech and Baylor.
Martinez says he will pursue other professional opportunities.