Barr heading back to OSU for third time

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy apparently has hired Johnny Barr, who will be joining the Cowboys' program for a third time, the Oklahoman has reported.

Barr is expected to fill the Cowboys' recruiting coordinator position that was vacated when Robert Matthews was hired to an assistant's position.

Barr first served as an assistant coach with Pat Jones when Gundy was a quarterback in the late 1980s. He later coached on Bob Simmons' staff with the Cowboys in 1995-96. Most recently, Barr worked as director of on-campus recruiting for Dennis Franchione when he coached at Texas A&M through the 2007 season.

Gundy still is considering options for his defensive coordinator position, but is not ready to name a replacement for Tim Beckman.