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Jason Kersey: Kent State in the Sugar Bowl would be 'a travesty'

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on Here's a recap of today's chat.
Oklahoman Modified: November 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm •  Published: November 28, 2012
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Jason Kersey, OU beat writer

If Les Miles were to go to Arkansas, do you see Arkansas possibly beginning to consider leaving the SEC for the Big 12?

No. I don't think that's a possibility at all. I think Arkansas likes being in the SEC, and if they had a coach like Les Miles they'd have a chance to be much more competitive in the SEC. If you had a chance to be more competitive, why would you leave the best football conference?

I don't get the Stoops to TN talk. If not the NFL, I can only see Bob leaving OU for the house.

Bob Stoops would never leave OU for Tennessee. Bob Stoops' name gets linked to all sorts of jobs that he would never leave Oklahoma for. If he turned down Notre Dame and Florida, then I don't see why he would ever go to Tennessee. I think you're right, I don't see him coaching anywhere else. He'll be at OU until he retires.

Any OU recruits at the Bedlam game comment on the experience in a positive way?

I haven't talked to any of their recruits, but I would guess that Jordan Evans (linebacker from Norman North) had a great time. He got an offer after the game and has since committed to OU.

With the plethora of job openings in the FBS and more sure to come, has there been any interest expressed in Mike Stoops?

Not anything real serious that I've heard. I don't think Mike's stock is extremely high after the last couple of games. I do think that he'll have the opportunity to be a head coach again, but not this year.

How is OU men’s basketball doing?

Well, they're OK. Lon Kruger still has a long way to go in this rebuilding process. There's reason to think that the team has improved over last year.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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