Jenni Carlson: Three names to remember to replace Jeff Capel at OU

by Jenni Carlson Modified: March 15, 2011 at 11:40 am •  Published: March 15, 2011

The Oklahoman sports columnist Jenni Carlson answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports

On three possible replacements for Jeff Capel at Oklahoma:

I'll say Buzz Williams, Tad Boyle from Colorado and Terry Evans from UCO. I have no idea if Joe C. would give the job to a lower-division coach, but there's no one who wants the job more than Terry Evans. My feeling is, this isn't going to be a big-name, splash hire. I just don't see that happening. OU's last three hires, after all, have been from VCU (Capel), Washington State (Sampson) and Lamar (Tubbs).

On current Marquette coach Buzz Williams replacing Capel at OU:

Talking to Joe Castiglione yesterday, he sounds like a guy who's not opposed to any possibilities. Now, the question is, is Williams a good fit? He graduated from Oklahoma City University, so he has ties to the area. That's a good thing for OU's chances. My question is this -- is OU a better job than Marquette? Long term, I think it is better, but right now, OU doesn't look anywhere close to as good as Marquette. Chat Recap: Jenni Carlson


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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