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Leitao out at Virginia

Posted on: March 16, 2009 2:55 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2009 3:50 pm
 

NEW YORK -- Virginia fired Dave Leitao on Monday, opening the door for the school to possibly make a run at Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, sources told CBSSports.com.

On the surface, some might question why Capel would leave what he's established at Oklahoma. But the former Duke player has ACC roots and this would get him back to that part of the country. Also, Capel -- who has OU as a No. 2 seed in this NCAA tournament behind All-American Blake Griffin -- began his head coaching career at Virginia Commonwealth, meaning he obviously knows the area and already has recruiting ties in the region.

Leitao made the NCAA tournament just once in four seasons at Virginia.

The Cavaliers finished 11th in the ACC this season.

Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller.

Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller. Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Comments

Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2009 10:48 pm
 

Leitao out at Virginia

why in the world would sean miller leave xavier for virginia?  i think he is quite content waiting for pitt to open up...

 




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2009 3:36 am
 

Leitao out at Virginia

Capel should just wait for the Duke job to become available. 




Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2009 9:40 am
 

Leitao out at Virginia

 

Sampson?  Give me a break. 




Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: March 17, 2009 2:18 am
 

Leitao out at Virginia

Being a gator fan I would really like to see Grant from VCU get a job in the ACC.  VCU has had twenty win seasons since he got there and upset Duke last year in the tournament.  He already has recruiting ties in Virginia, AND he will get better recruits because they will have the possibility to play in the ACC.  I don't see why Capel would leave a good job at OU for a worse job at Virginia.

 




Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: March 16, 2009 3:57 pm
 

Leitao out at Virginia

Losing Sampson and Capel in a span of 4 years would be crushing to OU.



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