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OU on the rise with Lon Kruger

Updated: December 20, 2011, 4:10 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Oklahoma pulled off a solid coaching hire when it brought Lon Kruger back to the Big 12 to replace Jeff Capel.

How so? Kruger can be labeled as a bit bland, but he has been remarkably consistent wherever he has been, which includes stops at Kansas State (in the Big Eight), Florida, Illinois and UNLV. (It's not fair to lump in his coaching tenure with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks because that was a no-win situation.)

Kruger isn't likely to compete for a national title with the Sooners. ...

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