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Frank Okam promoted to DL Coach, assistant Pot Roast added


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1 minute ago, Mr. Scot said:

In addition, welcome Coach Pot Roast.

Guessing he'll be backfilling Okam's old spot.

That tweet is wrong, he didnt play for Rhule, but did play at temple. If I remember him right, hes too old for rhule crew by close to 10 years. 

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FYI: Okam is the guy who spoke to The Athletic a few weeks back about how tough Rhule is on his assistants. He's the one who said he thought he was being fired after his first game.

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Coaching career[edit]

Rice University[edit]

In 2014, Okam began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Rice University. In his 1st season working with the defensive line, Rice's defensive line broke the school record for most sacks in a season. Led by Zack Patt and Brian Nordstrom who finished 3rd and 4th respectively on Rice's single season sack list. Brian Nordstrom garnered 1st team All C-USA honors as well as finishing the season as the C-USA TFL leader. Patt set a school record 5 sacks and 3 FF in a game vs FIU and was National Player of the Week. Rice broke the record during the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl vs Fresno State. In 2016, he was promoted to defensive line coach. In 2017, Rice's defensive line was one of the top in C-USA. Roe Wilkins led all interior C-USA lineman with 6.5 sacks. That would put him 10th all time on Rice's single season sack list. Brian Womac earned 1st team All C-USA honors and led the team with 10 sacks and broke the school record with 22 TFLs. Womac's 10 sacks are second all time on Rice's single season sack list. Womac signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams following his 2017 season.

Baylor University[edit]

In 2018, Okam was hired as the defensive line coach at Baylor University. During the 2018 season, Baylor's Defensive Line improved and seniors, Ira Lewis and Greg Roberts signed as free agents and made NFL rosters the next season playing for the Houston Texans and the Green Bay Packers, respectively. In 2019, Baylor had one of the top defensive line's in the country. Okam was up for the Football Scoop Defensive Line Coach of the Year Honors. Under Okam's tutelage, and led by James Lynch and Bravvion Roy, Baylor's defensive line broke the school's sack record with 46 sacks. They also led the country with 23 sacks while only rushing 3 defensive lineman. Roy made 61 tackles including 13 tackles-for-loss, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble, seven QB hurries, and one blocked kick. He was named to the first-team All-Big 12. Roy was selected in the 6th round of the 2020 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers. Lynch was named preseason first team All-Big 12 and to the Chuck Bednarik Award watchlist entering his junior season. Lynch was named first team All-Big 12, the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, the conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-America selection after finishing the regular season with 41 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and a conference-high 13.5 sacks along with three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, five passes defended and two blocked kicks. Lynch’s 13.5 sacks broke a Baylor school record. Lynch was selected in the 4th round of the 2020 NFL Draft to the Minnesota Vikings.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On January 20, 2020, Okam was hired by the Carolina Panthers as their assistant defensive line coach, reuniting with head coach Matt Rhule. During the 2020 Season, Okam helped tutor 1st round pick Derrick Brown, 2nd round pick Yetur Gross-Matos, and 6th round pick Bravvion Roy. Several Panther defensive lineman recorded career years in sack production including Brian Burns, Efe Obada, and Marquis Haynes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Okam

 

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Rhule fired a coach, after saying hed never do that. Now they promote Okam, hire inexperienced Pot Roast, and experienced pass rush specialist that had a hard time finding work.. I believe Rhule will be coaching the DL.

Honestly one of my fav clips form last year was Rhule doing a DL drill, too good.   

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15 minutes ago, Basbear said:

That tweet is wrong, he didnt play for Rhule, but did play at temple. If I remember him right, hes too old for rhule crew by close to 10 years. 

Rhule had two separate stints at Temple.

Knighton was at Temple from 2005 to 2008. Rhule joined Temple in 2006 as the defensive line coach, so he'd have coached Knighton directly.

In the years that followed,  he took other roles before spending 2012 with the Giants and then being named Temple's head coach in 2013.

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