Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Beesball: Oklahoma's Embarrasing Coach

Surely you've seen that Oklahoma's head coach, Larry Cochell, was "fired" as a result of racial remarks made "off the record" to ESPN reporters. Well, I'm sorry, but if you can even verbalize the word "ni____" out of your mouth in casual conversation, then don't try to convince me you're not racist and that you don't use that term normally. You do.

Also, don't forget that this is the team that beat Georgia Tech in the 1994 College World Series Final....

Cochell, 64, went 534-354-1 at Oklahoma, and 1,330-812-3 in his unique and successful 39-year career. His 1994 Oklahoma team beat Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek and Georgia Tech to win the College World Series, and he is one of three coaches to lead three separate schools to Omaha, also making trips with Oral Roberts (1978) and Cal State Fullerton (1988, ‘90). He also coached at Emporia (Kan.) State, Creighton, Cal State Los Angeles and (for one season) Northwestern, and his teams made 20 NCAA tournament appearances, including nine in 14 seasons with the Sooners.