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Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2011 12:58 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

The NCAA’s decision in the Oklahoma men’s basketball probe is expected this week, sources told CBSSports.com. Former Sooners coach Jeff Capel will not be named in the report.

Former Oklahoma assistant Oronde Taliaferro resigned in April 2010 after it was found that he had made numerous phone calls to a Merrill Lynch representative in Florida.

The investigation was triggered by a TMZ.com report that former Oklahoma big man Keith “Tiny” Gallon had received a wire transfer from the financial representative, Jeffrey Hausinger.

The school conducted its own investigation before the NCAA’s probe.

Capel, who was fired after this past season, is not named in the report. Capel was 96-69 in five seasons at the helm and has since taken a job at an assistant coach at Duke, his alma mater.

Taliaferro, who is no longer in college basketball, is expected to receive a show-cause penalty for his part in the investigation. 

Category: NCAAB
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Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:19 am
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

You must be joking yourself, right?  I mean I know that Bobby Knight is probably through coaching but after you have had Capel and especially Sampson, I would figure Knight is a huge upgrade.  Oklahoma also has a terrible graduation rate amongst the basketball players along with how many national championships in basketball?  You must be a big Kelvin Sampson fan. Apparently you don't know of the record of the Hoosiers history with Bobby Knight and his committment to kids graduating first.  You must be joking if you think there is very many other coaches that are better. 



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

Maybe our coach should throw him under the bus like Rick Barnes does to his playes



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:04 am
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

So now you bring up Kentucky into the conversation, when they have absolutely nothing to do with this discussion.  They are not the problem with the "one and dones", the rule is.  Tell me that Coach K wasn't recruiting John Wall, or that any coach in the country would not have wanted Brandon Knight.  It is just that they want to play for Calipari.  Make no mistake, it is the rule, not any one school, that is the problem with jumping straight to the league, after one year.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:38 am
 

Accountability

Well OU has a strong athletic program and a good basketball tradition. It seems to be just the right time to bring coach Kruger to the program. The mud slung after the past two coaches has certainly damaged their image.

That said (I mean no disrespect to the school) it is certainly time for the NCAA to review its rules and hold head coaches accountable. Assistant coaches are hired by head coaches. The head coaches review the day with their assistants nearly every day, either in person or on the phone. Of course the head coach is responsible! There have been plenty of others (Quinn Snyder anyone?) who have skated with similar stories. The rule should be if it is a major violation the head coach is on the hook as a participant.

The real problem is the NCAA. President Emmert trumpeted the 'new' NCAA would make violators pay more dearly and would be much tougher. No sign whatsoever that this is true. The Ohio State case, this case, and more makes the roaring lion look more like pathetic lying. This is business as usual. This is thinking that assistant coaches are not expendable. So long as the head coach is not accountable the NCAA looks like the one who is really unaccountable.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:38 am
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

I hope the Evil Empire gets the Death Penalty. Two violations in a five-year span.
Someone that roots for Kansas is talking about another program cheating??? Check the track record of KU and get back with us,



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:35 am
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

Dook Vitale and ESPN (the real ruling body of college basketball) would NEVER allow a former Dookie to face punishment for anything. Come on, people, get with the program!
I know right. Duke cheats all the time. Probably the only School that does Undecided


"Dook is everything that's good about college basketball," and we have to stick to that narrative no matter what the facts are!
And what "facts" are those? Come on, I cant wait to see what you come up with. Name something else besides the Maggette incident.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

I hope the Evil Empire gets the Death Penalty. Two violations in a five-year span.



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

Dook Vitale and ESPN (the real ruling body of college basketball) would NEVER allow a former Dookie to face punishment for anything.  Come on, people, get with the program!

So telling to see former Dookies (Snyder and Capel) running two of the filthiest programs in college basketball.  They learned well at the knee of the master.  But, remember "Dook is everything that's good about college basketball," and we have to stick to that narrative no matter what the facts are!



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

Yeah they should hire Bobby Knight. I'd love to see him embarrass himself by signing the #243 ranked recruiting class for 2013. I mean...you must be joking with that suggestion, right?



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Source: Oklahoma decision coming, Capel not named

Maybe Oklahoma can hire Bobby Knight.  At least he was a winner, honest, GRADUATED HIS PLAYERS. Oklahoma has had a bad run of coaches.  Need to sign someone with Bobby Knight's wisdom and demand for getting that degree.  Too many, like Kentucky is currently, has one and done players.  That puts a strain on the college and the program they are trying to build.  NBA needs to quit signing recruits till they are 22 or older.


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