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How Jerry Schmidt Already Changed the Oklahoma Sooners Football Program

Norman – A big reason Brent Venables brought Jerry Schmidt back to Oklahoma is because the Sooners’ new (old) strength coach knows the body.

But the bigger reason is that “Schmitty” knows the heart.

“He’s the best in the business,” said DeMarco Murray, who trained under Schmidt as an OU player and now sees the benefits of coaching the Sooners’ running backs. “Schmitty is a man who knows his body, but more importantly, he knows his mind and can help change the way many people think.”

Players say this helps when they think they’ve reached their limit. Schmidt taught them that their limit was somewhere beyond that.