Candidates to replace Bob Barry Sr.
OU athletic director Joe Castiglione already is being bombarded with resumes and tapes from sportscasters seeking the OU play-by-play job. Castiglione is expected to take his time in making a decision with a hiring unlikely this year. With OU developing plans for a television network, this position likely will include more duties than the current job.
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Here's a list of potential candidates:
Bob Carpenter: The TV voice of the Washington Nationals, Carpenter is interested in the job and is well familiar with OU from his work on the Sooner basketball telecasts. A longtime Tulsa resident, Carpenter knows the state well and also is a former ESPN sportscaster. A drawback is he has limited radio experience.
Ron Thulin: Another well-known TV play-by-play announcer, Thulin graduated from Southern Nazarene University graduate and worked for KFOR-4. A Dallas resident, he does network freelance work.
Mike Kelly: Castiglione knows the University of Missouri radio voice well since he hired him at Columbia. Solid play-by-play announcer.