Lon Kruger accepts Oklahoma job

Updated: April 2, 2011, 2:11 AM ET
Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- Lon Kruger is taking on another rebuilding project, this time at Oklahoma.

Kruger left UNLV after seven seasons -- including four trips to the NCAA tournament -- to become the Sooners' new coach in a hiring that was confirmed late Friday night by the Big 12 school.

"This is an exciting day," Kruger said in a statement. "I have appreciated the Oklahoma program for many years and always felt it had all of the components necessary to compete at the highest national level."

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