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Joe Castiglione May Have to Break Precedent With Oklahoma Hire

Joe Castiglione May Have to Break Precedent With Oklahoma Hire

Joe Castiglione has a massive decision on his hands.

Lincoln Riley left the Sooners high and dry, and with a move to the SEC looming, Oklahoma is in need of a new head coach.

Castiglione obviously made the right call in 1999 during his first search as an athletic director when he hired then Florida defensive coordinator Bob Stoops, and again he struck gold when he elevated Riley from offensive coordinator to head coach in 2017.

But there was no real coaching search in 2017, and college football is a completely different animal than it was last time Castiglione was in the head coaching market.


For the entire story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/joe-castiglione-may-have-to-break-precedent-with-oklahoma-hire.

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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