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TCU Football makes new coaching hire

A former Sooner All-American is joining the staff as outside receivers coach.

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Former Oklahoma receiver Malcolm Kelly has enjoyed a game revival of sorts, recently going viral for what may possibly be the best freestyle ever laid down by a college athlete:

While the flow is certainly impressive, it’s not Kelly’s greatest achievement - going from GA to SFA to Arkansas State to TCU - in a span of just over two months - probably takes that mantle. Kelly is expected to be announced as the new Outside Receivers’ Coach for TCU Football, a move first reported by Jeremy Clark of 247 Sports.

Kelly, a native of Longview, TX, was a former four star recruit for the Sooners. A freshman All-American, he was twice named to the All Conference team during a career that saw him amass 144 career receptions for 2,285 yards and 21 touchdowns before declaring early for the NFL Draft in 2008, after three collegiate seasons. A second round pick of the Washington Redskins, Kelly played three years in the league before pursuing a career in coaching.

His first stop came in Houston, where he helped lead the Cougars to a pair of bowl games and a division title in his two seasons as an offensive graduate assistant. He then matriculated to SFA, where he spent a brief period before accepting a job on the offensive staff at Arkansas State - only to receive the offer to coach outside receivers at TCU. While it is his third position of the young year, it’s certainly an opportunity the young, rising star in the coaching ranks could not pass up.

Kelly will take the position formerly occupied by Rusty Burns, who filled the role for the past for seasons and has been a part of the Horned Frogs’ offensive staff for the past decade. He is expected to take an offensive analyst position with TCU Football for the coming season.

Kelly’s hiring will be officially announced this week, and he will begin work immediately, as Spring Ball is on deck for the Frogs. He should be a great addition to the coaching staff - young, experienced, and familiar with the day to day grind of life as a receiver in a pass happy conference. He will have plenty of talent to work with in Fort Worth, namely burgeoning star Jalen Reagor and up and comers like Tevaillance Hunt, John Stephens, Jr, and a host of other young prospects. The Frogs, and their fans, will loom forward to seeing what kind of impact he can have - and how quickly.

TCU Football opens its season on August 31st.