Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sooners to Hire Capel

The Oklahoma Sooners are about to take a gamble with their men’s basketball program but it is a gamble with the odds heavily in Oklahoma’s favor. OU will announce Jeff Capel as their new men’s basketball coach later today or tomorrow at the latest.

Capel, who is coming from Virginia Commonwealth, led the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and the NIT in 2005. He has four years of division I head coaching experience despite only being 31 years old.

VCU finished 19-10, 11-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association this past season. Capel’s record at VCU was 79-41.