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Phil Bennett watches Baylor from the sideline during the 2016 season, when he served as the Bears' defensive coordinator. Bennett took over in the same capacity at North Texas late last month. 

Phil Bennett was in his lone season as Oklahoma’s secondary coach in 1998 when a freshman fullback caught his attention.

Bennett was working with Sooners defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and loved to blitz. The pair kept sending their best at a group of fullbacks during a drill and were enjoying a whole lot of success up until a new player entered the fray.

Seth Littrell

Seth Littrell

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Phil Bennett coaches from the sideline during the tenure as Baylor's defensive coordinator during the 2016 season. North Texas coach Seth Littrell hired Bennett as his new defensive coordinator late last month

BRETT VITO can be reached at 940-566-6870 and via Twitter at @brettvito.

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