Boren, Capel Issue Statements

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

April 3, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma President David L. Boren and head men's basketball coach Jeff Capel issued statements today. Work is underway on Capel's contract which will eventually be submitted to the university's Board of Regents for approval.

From President David L. Boren: "We're very pleased and proud of the leadership Coach Capel has provided to our basketball program and the significant improvements that he and our team have made. We intend to provide a reasonable raise for Coach Capel next year based on his performance and the compensation of his peer group. The final action on this matter will of course be made by the OU Board of Regents."

From Head Basketball Coach Jeff Capel: "Our program has made tremendous strides the last couple of years and I continue to be excited about the direction it's heading. I appreciate the relationship I have with President Boren and Joe Castiglione, and we've had very good discussions about my agreement at the University of Oklahoma. I look forward to completing that process and my plan certainly is to remain at OU."