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Breaking News: Jeff Capel Fired at Oklahoma

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Per reports today Jeff Capel has been let go at OU.
Per reports today Jeff Capel has been let go at OU.

Just today Seth Davis of CBS Sports announced via his twitter account (@SethDavisHoops) that Oklahoma has fired head coach Jeff Capel.

Capel came to Oklahoma in 2006 after a successful run at Virginia Commonwealth. The Sooners this season went 14-18 which included an embarrassing loss at the hands of division two team Chaminade.  

The Sooners best season under Capel came in the 2008-2009 season when OU started the year 25-1 and eventually earned a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Once Blake Griffin departed the program the Sooners have not been able to regain their previous level of success.

The 09-10 campaign was supposed to be a strong one for Capel and the Sooners they had Willie Warren returning and a strong recruiting class led by Tommy Mason-Griffin and Tiny Gallon. Instead the team finished 13-18 and after the season the majority of the team left the program.

The decision by OU to fire Capel is a costly one. In 2009, the school rewarded him with a 7 year extension. When all the financial information and other details emerge we will update this developing story.

Get ready for the Billy Gillispie rumors to start flying around.