Friday, January 12, 2007

 

Graham to Tulsa?!

An unexpected development in the Major sweepstakes:

Sources: Graham next TU coach

Todd Graham will be named the University of Tulsa's next head coach, multiple sources told the Tulsa World on Thursday night. The news comes one year after the Golden Hurricane's former defensive coordinator departed to take the same position at Rice.

Graham, 42, didn't return repeated messages left on his cell phone throughout this week and on Thursday. Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham was unavailable for comment.

Cunningham flew to Houston on Thursday evening to seal the deal. Graham is expected to fly to Tulsa on Friday, and a news conference introducing the new coach could take place later that afternoon.

Graham will take over for Steve Kragthorpe, who was introduced as the University of Louisville's coach on Tuesday afternoon. Graham spent three seasons under Kragthorpe running the TU defense.

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Graham's departure stunned the Rice community.

"I'm kind of upset personally," Rice cornerback Ja'Corey Shepherd told the Houston Chronicle. "We just got adjusted to these coaches, and it's going to be hard to get adjusted to a whole new set of coaches.

"For Coach Graham to leave is a disappointment to me."
Is Rice ready for a head coach younger than most of its graduate students? Does a few years as a graduate assistant at Texas, a 1-10 season in the Big East, and a 7-6 season as OC in the WAC, culminating in a bowl loss to Troy State, mean you are reading for a D-1A coaching position? Could a scrappy undersized QB lead Texas to a come from behind victory in the Holiday Bowl? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Stay tuned...

Comments:
It was in C-USA, not the WAC.
 
I didn't know the GERMANS bombed Pearl Harbor....?
 
Anybody that would sy fire Major is a complete and utter moron. Maybe you guys should go after a bad coach with no promise. Idiots.
 
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