North Texas is closing in on hiring a new offensive line coach.
A source with knowledge of the search told the Denton Record-Chronicle on Wednesday that Chuck Langston, a former Oklahoma player who previously served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Lamar, is the top candidate for the job.
Langston spent four seasons at Lamar. He was the Cardinals offensive line coach throughout his time at the school and served as its offensive coordinator the last two years.
Lamar allowed fewer than .5 sacks per game in 2015, when the Cardinals featured one of the top offensive lines on the FCS level. Lamar’s line also helped Kade Harrington.become just the seventh player in the history of Division I football to rush for 2,000 yards in only 10 games.
Langston was a three-year starter at Oklahoma. UNT coach Seth Littrell is also an Oklahoma product.
Langston started his career as a Texas high school coach before becoming the head coach at Trinity Valley Community College and Central Oklahoma, a Division II program.
Langton earned his master’s at OU in 1999, when Littrell was also at the school.