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Oklahoma will be more than just defense under Porter Moser

Oklahoma will be more than just defense under Porter Moser

NORMAN- Porter Moser’s defensive record precedes him.

All the way back to his first head coaching job at Arkansas-Little Rock, Moser garnered a reputation for defensive turnarounds, taking the Trojans from worst to first in defensive field goal percentage in the Sun Belt Conference.

In 2020-21, Moser’s Loyola Chicago team led the country in scoring defense (holding opposing teams to 56.1 points per game), but his team’s offensive prowess was often overlooked. Not only did the Ramblers boast the best scoring defense in the nation, but they ranked No. 6 nationally in offensive field goal percentage (49.8 percent) as well.

“The style is defense is gonna create offense,” Moser said on Wednesday during his introductory press conference at the Lloyd Noble Center. “That’s the misnomer about if you were in our locker room about that.

“Our whole mantra that we were was defense creates offense. You can run on misses. You can run off turnovers.”


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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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