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Moser, McCasland Among Candidates for Oklahoma Job

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Porter Moser and Grant McCasland have emerged as candidates for the Oklahoma Sooners opening, according to a report from Stadium.com’s Jeff Goodman.

Moser, the head coach at Loyola-Chicago, and McCasland, the head coach at North Texas, are two of the hotter names on the head-coaching market and have been connected to other openings.

Moser is the more experienced head coach, having just wrapped up his 10th season with the Ramblers, along with 17 total years as a Division I head coach. But he’s become nationally known for leading the Ramblers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2018 Final Four. The Ramblers just finished a run to the Sweet 16.

Moser is 188-140 at Loyola-Chicago, with four straight 20-win seasons, including a career-high 32 wins in 2017-18. He is 293-241 for his career, which included stops at Illinois State and Arkansas-Little Rock.

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McCasland worked his way up the coaching ranks after spending two seasons as the head coach at Division II Midwestern State from 2009-11, where he led the Mustangs to a pair of Elite Eight runs in the NCAA Tournament.

McCasland left MSU for a five-year stint under Scott Drew at Baylor (where he also played from 1995-99), and then took the head-coaching job at Arkansas State in 2016. In one season he won 20 games with the Red Wolves, and then moved on to the North Texas job.

In five seasons with the Mean Green he’s led them to a CBI title, four seasons of 18 or more wins and their first NCAA Tournament victory two weeks ago over Purdue. He has a 153-75 overall record as a head coach.

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