Oklahoma St. lawsuit against Texas assistant coach headed to trial

Tuesday September 29th, 2015

The breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline will go to a trial, reports Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman

Judge Stephen Kistler of Payne County denied a summary judgment request, saying “there are genuine issues of material fact that justify a trial.”

Oklahoma State is suing Wickline for $600,000, saying that he breached his contract when he left the Cowboys and made a lateral move to Texas in 2014. The lawsuit claims that he did not take a promotion with “play-calling duties” as stated in his previous contract.

Oklahoma St. wants new depositions in lawsuit against Texas assistant

Wickline, head coach Charlie Strong and assistant Shawn Watson have previously testified that Watson and Wickline shared play-calling duties last season. Oklahoma State says that Watson had control over play calling.

Wickline has already turned down a $250,000 settlement deal from Oklahoma State. 

Oklahoma State plays Texas on Sept. 26. 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.