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Josh Blankenship joins Tulsa staff

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Just three days after releasing the offensive coordinator, Bill Blankenship has hired his son, Josh Blankenship to join the coaching staff at the University of Tulsa. It was announced in a press release from the school on Sunday.

It was made known Thursday that Greg Peterson would not return as offensive coordinator in 2014.

The younger Blankenship, who was previously the head coach at Muskogee (Okla.) High School the past three seasons, will be the quarterbacks coach for TU.

"Take out of the equation that he's my son, Josh is an excellent quarterback coach and will be a tremendous asset as he develops an extremely young group of quarterbacks for us," said the Tulsa head coach. "He has a wide wealth of experiences as a quarterback under some outstanding offensive coaches (Norv Turner, Timm Rosenbach, Rockey Felker and Dave Rader). He has learned the nuances of the quarterback position and has a great understanding of offensive football. Obviously, I have the utmost confidence and trust in Josh that the quarterback position is in very good hands."

As a player, he was an All-State quarterback at Tulsa Union High School in 1998, before playing for three seasons at TU (1999-2001) and for one at Eastern Washington. He went on to play in the Canadian Football League and for four arena teams.

Josh Blankenship’s coaching career got underway when he joined father's Union staff in 2003 and remained until his the older Blankenship’s last season as coach in 2005. Josh Blankenship was also a Union assistant from 2007-10, before taking the Muskogee job, where he finished 8-21.

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