Oklahoma Apparently Has Hired Former Clemson LB James Skalski

Skalski's late father was a Sooner in the '80s, and now the two-time national champ will likely help out Brent Venables with the Oklahoma linebackers. Former Clemson

linebacker James Skalski apparently has been added to the Oklahoma football coaching staff. Skalski, who played six seasons for the Tigers under Dabo Swinney and

then-defensive coordinator Brent Venables, posted on Instagram Sunday several photos of himself wearing OU coaching gear. He also posted a photo of his late father, John,

wearing his No. 96 Oklahoma jersey. John Skalski was a Sooner freshman in 1983. Skalski’s duties at OU haven’t been publicized yet, but it’s likely he’ll help Venables in

some capacity with the linebackers. At Clemson, Skalski was a part of two national championships and five straight playoff appearances. His college career ran from

2016-2021 and he was a two-time team captain who finished with 310 career tackles (20.5 for loss, including 10 quarterback sacks). He played 1,920 snaps in 69 games, according to

his Clemson bio.