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Tulsa's Rountree to Coach Running Backs for Bowl Game

Clint Rountree will coach the Tulsa running backs for the bowl game.
Clint Rountree will coach the Tulsa running backs for the bowl game.
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Dec. 19, 2011

Tulsa, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Bill Blankenship confirmed today that Clint Rountree, Tulsa's Director of High School Relations, will coach running backs for the Golden Hurricane in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.

The position became vacant when running backs coach Holman Wiggins left the Hurricane coaching staff following one season to join the University of Memphis staff under newly appointed coach Justin Fuente. Wiggins and Fuente coached together at Illinois State under current Tulsa Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Denver Johnson.

Rountree, a 2005 TU graduate, as appointed as the Director of High School Relations for the Golden Hurricane on January 21, 2011. He spent the 2010 campaign as a graduate assistant coach assisting with the linebackers.

Before returning to his alma mater, Rountree spent two seasons (2008-09) coaching the defensive secondary at Delta State (Miss.) University.

Rountree was a four-year letterwinner (2001-04) for Tulsa. He began his career as a receiver and moved over to the defensive secondary as a sophomore. Rountree totaled 137 tackles in 48 career games while started 27 contests for the Hurricane.

Blankenship will wait until after the first of the year to name a permanent replacement.