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Tulsa Memorial's Mike'Quan Deane still has plenty to prove

SUPER 30 — Mike'Quan Deane is trying to get his ACT score up in hopes of getting more Division I offers, and he wants a football title to go with the championship he won in basketball.
BY CHRIS BRANNICK Published: July 9, 2013

To follow up on a season like Deane had last year won't be easy. For starters, he'll have a new head coach. Tony Daniels will be replaced by Ryan Reed, who was Daniels' assistant five years ago. Reed comes from Class 4A Mannford, where he led the Pirates to a 3-7 season in 2012.

Deane was one of the first people Reed called after being hired.

“Coach Reed is a very good guy,” Deane said. “He's there for me. He helps me. Whatever he wants to do, I'm in.”

Reed's up-tempo style will represent another change for Deane, who also plays defensive end.

Reed said he'll go no-huddle this fall, which could make for a nonstop Friday night for the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Deane. Reed said shortly after being hired that he would like to run 60-70 plays per game.

Deane said basketball season and the offseason will help get him ready for that.

“Whatever it takes,” Deane said. “We're going for a ring. I feel like we can do it.”