"We appreciate the contributions that James made to our program in the past seven seasons," Said Bob Stoops."He was a valued member of a staff that helped us win five Big 12 championships. We wish James and his family the best in this oppurtunity with Kevin Wilson at Indiana.
Patton has been hired as a recruiting coordinator, special teams coordinator, and assistant defensive line coach.
"Our family has enjoyed a tremendous experience at the University of Oklahoma," said Patton. "It has truly been a pleasure to work with Joe Castiglione, Coach Stoops and the entire football staff as well as the the many talented student-athletes that I was priviledged to coach at OU. I'm excited about this new challenge at Indiana, and am extremely grateful for being afforded a chance to work with Oklahoma Football the past seven years."