Sooners fire Jeff Capel, cite 'change of direction'

Oklahoma fired coach Jeff Capel on Monday after he followed a trip to the NCAA tournament's regional finals with the program's first back-to-back losing seasons since 1967.

Capel was 96-69 in five seasons in charge of the Sooners, but athletic director Joe Castiglione said the Sooners "would be best served by a change of direction."

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