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Oklahoma Head Coach Porter Moser Shoots Down DePaul Rumors

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With the DePaul Blue Demons electing to move on from head coach Tony Stubblefield on January 22nd, the team was linked to one candidate from the Big 12 Conference as Stubblefield’s successor.

Oklahoma head coach Porter Moser was linked to the job along with Indiana State’s John Schertz, Grand Canyon’s Bryce Drew, and Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley.


Porter was asked to comment on the connection to DePaul which prompted the Sooners head coach to say, “Absolutely not even engaging into anything like that. 100%. So excited about where we are at with the team. This is everything we’ve tried to build for is being in this position. All rumor mill fodder. Nothing, nothing true.”

In his third season with the Sooners, Moser has led Oklahoma to a No. 25 ranking after starting 6-5 in conference play, and 18-6 overall. The Sooners have recorded wins against No. 10 Iowa State, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Kansas State, No. 19 BYU, and Oklahoma State. While the first half of the season went off relatively without a hitch for Oklahoma, Moser’s squad will have a brutal two-game stretch against No. 12 Baylor and No. 6 Kansas in a span of four days.

Despite the possibility of heading to DePaul and joining the Big East, Moser is comfortable in Norman and has a real shot at winning the program’s first Big 12 basketball title since 2005. Oklahoma takes the court next on Tuesday, February 13th against the No. 12 Baylor Bears at 8:00 PM CT in Waco.

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