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Old 03-18-2021, 05:24 PM   #1
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:18 PM   #2
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JMHO but I am hopeful that Voepel is off base with her selection of Harris, Jackson-Durrett or Brown as potential candidates. I think OU needs a proven head coach at this juncture of the program (32-52 the last 3 years). They can ill afford to go with a unproven assistant and fail.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:34 PM   #3
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JMHO but I am hopeful that Voepel is off base with her selection of Harris, Jackson-Durrett or Brown as potential candidates. I think OU needs a proven head coach at this juncture of the program (32-52 the last 3 years). They can ill afford to go with a unproven assistant and fail.
My sentiment exactly.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:36 PM   #4
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I have reason to believe Harris or Dionnah would be able to recruit, probably keep Darianna Littlepage-Buggs in Oklahoma, and get the team to play defense, that would be a step in the right direction, Brown and Clark-Heard would be question marks for me... Langley wouldn’t be a bad option, but she from Alabama and I think she could land at Auburn...
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:31 PM   #5
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OU has a history of hiring assistant coaches for head assistant coaching positions. Not 100%.
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Old 03-19-2021, 06:51 PM   #6
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OU has a history of hiring assistant coaches for head assistant coaching positions. Not 100%.
Well there was Capel and Kruger. Football it is all assistants in the modern era except for Howard. Sherri was not an assistant.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:00 PM   #7
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Well there was Capel and Kruger. Football it is all assistants in the modern era except for Howard. Sherri was not an assistant.
No, she was not an assistant but do you think a high school head coach would be better. I think Dionnah Jackson-Durrett has learned from one of the best over the past half a decade. She can definitely recruit - for that part she is absolutely a proven commodity.
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:19 AM   #8
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I have reason to believe Harris or Dionnah would be able to recruit, probably keep Darianna Littlepage-Buggs in Oklahoma, and get the team to play defense, that would be a step in the right direction, Brown and Clark-Heard would be question marks for me... Langley wouldn’t be a bad option, but she from Alabama and I think she could land at Auburn...
Langley could easily look at Auburn as a much more difficult to succeed job than is OU with far less tradition. The SEC has Texas A&M with Gary Blair as coach, South Carolina with Dawn Staley, Tennessee with Kelly Harper, Georgia with Joni Taylor, Kentucky with Kyra Elzy and Arkansas with Mike Neighbors might be a far more difficult league to contend for championships.

The Big 12 has Baylor with Kim Mulkey and Texas was Vic Schaefer and that is really the list with perhaps West Virginia with Bett Shelby and OSU with Jim Littell. Contending for the championship in the Big 12 should be far less difficult.
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Old 03-20-2021, 06:23 AM   #9
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No, she was not an assistant but do you think a high school head coach would be better. I think Dionnah Jackson-Durrett has learned from one of the best over the past half a decade. She can definitely recruit - for that part she is absolutely a proven commodity.
I'm confident Joe C will get this right regardless of whether he chooses a proven head coach or an up-and-coming assistant. Not everyone remembers how Sherri Coale got the job in the first place. I think Donnie Duncan was still the AD, but in title only. Steve Owens was running the show at that time. He was out to prove that there were qualified candidates for head coach openings right in the state of Oklahoma. He was openly bothered by the "perception" of coaches from within the state. As such he hired both Sherri Coale and John Blake to try to prove his point. Needless to say, he went one-for-two.
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Old 03-20-2021, 04:08 PM   #10
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I thought it was Marita Hines who was basically running the women sports that was the mover in the hiring of Sherri Coale.
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Old 03-20-2021, 06:03 PM   #11
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I thought it was Marita Hines who was basically running the women sports that was the mover in the hiring of Sherri Coale.
Marita Hynes did basically select Sherri but technically Donnie Duncan hired Sherri. But Marita has been retired for 18 years retiring in 2003.

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Watch for the name Bo Overton......
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Watch for the name Bo Overton......
Don't hold your breath.
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Old 03-21-2021, 07:55 AM   #14
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Don't hold your breath.
Not saying I want him Im just saying I know he is getting a phone call from some certain people at OU.
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Watch for the name Bo Overton......
Would be pleased if he was the choice, but I dont think it will happen.
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I've heard he's very much in the running. I'm afraid it's about five years too late on that, though.
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Old 03-21-2021, 02:39 PM   #17
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I tend to shy away from coaching prospects with OU ties. Too much emotion involved which often mitigates the pragmatic thought process and lets the heart not the mind influence the decision too much.

I don't exclude them but they definitely don't start at the top of my list. JMHO.
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Not saying I want him Im just saying I know he is getting a phone call from some certain people at OU.
This will make a lot of us who watched him play feel old. He's 60 years old.
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This will make a lot of us who watched him play feel old. He's 60 years old.
Yeah, I saw him play in high school at Ada in the late '70s before he got to OU. Good shooter especially FTs.
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Like Bo but he is to old. Need younger, someone better able to relate to kids now.
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Like Bo but he is to old. Need younger, someone better able to relate to kids now.
Agree, but Castiglione hired Kruger at age 58.
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Agree, but Castiglione hired Kruger at age 58.
True, but the circumstances aren't the same. The men's program was in the NCAA doghouse. When Lon was hired, we needed a coach who could build the program back up and impress the NCAA with our intention of having a clean program. Lon fit the bill perfectly.
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Agree, but Castiglione hired Kruger at age 58.
and Kruger had a heck of a resume as a head coach compared to Overton..if Overton is the choice than i would get the feeling the realistic choice of candidates is not very big...
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The other board threw out the name Becky Hammon, I think its a bit of a long shot, since I think shes hanging around to see if shell get the chance to replace Pop, but you never know...

Since a coach hasnt been named just yet it could mean Joe has no idea who hes going to bring in, but I hope its a coach still in post season play... Langley has Rice still in the WNIT and Harris and Jackson- Durrett with Texas in the NCAA tournament...
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Could be Michael Neal from Norman HS.
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