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Tulsa World TU Sports Writer John Tranchina offers insight and access into the teams, players and coaches for fans who follow the Golden Hurricane.

John Tranchina: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Follow his stories

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Tulsa World TU Sports Writer John Tranchina offers insight and access into the teams, players and coaches for fans who follow the Golden Hurricane.

John Tranchina: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Follow his stories

    Seven Tulsa area; nine in-state players part of Kevin Wilson's first recruiting class

    Seven Tulsa area; nine in-state players part of Kevin Wilson's first recruiting class

    "I like that he focused on in-state recruiting. I think it came together in such a good way, especially considering the time crunch." Kelly Hines talks about new TU football coach Kevin Wilson's first recruiting class. Defensive lineman Reeves Baller doesn't just have a good name, but also had Jason Witten has a high school coach and could be a "really good get." Linebacker CJ Turner didn't stay committed to Colorado after the Buffaloes hired Deion Sanders, and could be an under-the-radar commit for the class. Also, Cushing's Cam Crooks logged 4,713 receiving yards and 70 touchdowns in high school and it will be interesting to see what position he plays in college.


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    TU signing day: A look at the players who signed Wednesday

    TU signs nine including Union's Bennett Ringleb, Owasso's Tyler Rich

    Bill Haisten: Shaker Reisig as TU's next Shea Seals? It could happen

    Metro Christian quarterback Kirk Francis commits to TU

    Owasso defensive lineman Tyler Rich commits to TU

    TU hires Ryan Switzer as WRs coach, completing Kevin Wilson's staff

    Bill Haisten: The Kirk Francis situation – a brilliant QB and an overlooked recruit

    Men's basketball: TU goes cold in 81-55 loss at Cincinnati

    Men's basketball: TU's hard-fought effort comes up short against Memphis

    TU women end losing streak behind Temira Poindexter, Caroline Lyles


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    Regional Digital Editor Patrick Prince: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories
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    • 31 min
    Kevin Wilson's staff coming together; updates on the basketball teams

    Kevin Wilson's staff coming together; updates on the basketball teams

    Kelly and Patrick talk about TU football's coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr., who brings name recognition along with a lengthy resume; and defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri, who was head coach Kevin Wilson’s first hire at TU. Also, previewing an upcoming series and updates on the men's and women's basketball teams.


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    Steve Spurrier Jr. returns to Oklahoma as TU's offensive coordinator: 'It's good to be back'

    New TU defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri: 'It was a no-brainer for me to take advantage of this'

    What to watch for in 2023: TU will decide on a new Hurricane mascot by fall

    TU women defeat Temple, stay undefeated in AAC

    TU extends losing streak to seven with overtime loss to SMU

    TU coach Eric Konkol remains patient during first season

    Sports Writer Kelly Hines' most memorable stories of 2022


    Contact us

    Sports Writer Kelly Hines: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Follow her stories

    Regional Digital Editor Patrick Prince: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories
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    • 12 min
    Recruiting also means retention for new football coach Kevin Wilson

    Recruiting also means retention for new football coach Kevin Wilson

    After a flurry of football players hit the transfer portal following Philip Montgomery’s dismissal, part of new head coach Kevin Wilson's job was stabilizing the roster. Two others with starting experience – quarterback Braylon Braxton and wide receiver Malachai Jones – initially were in the transfer portal before Wilson persuaded them to stay. Additional players were likely considering options before Wilson’s arrival. Kelly and Patrick talk about Coach Wilson and the football program so far, as well as the first season under new men's basketball coach Eric Konkol.


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    TU and the transfer portal: A look at who the Hurricane lost, gained and held onto

    TU lands commitments from portal cornerbacks Keuan Parker, Demarco Jones

    TU lands OSU safety Kanion Williams from the portal

    Three local players among TU newcomers added by Kevin Wilson

    Meet Tulsa's 2023 recruiting class with fast facts of the newcomers

    TU signing day: Breaking down the eight players added

    TCU defensive coordinator Joe Gillespie on his time at TU: 'We had to go through the School of Hard Knocks'

    TU coach Eric Konkol remains patient during first season

    Tulsa's comeback comes up short against Temple: 'We're getting closer'

    Sports Writer Kelly Hines' most memorable stories of 2022


    Contact us

    Sports Writer Kelly Hines: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Follow her stories

    Regional Digital Editor Patrick Prince: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories
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    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    Braylin Presley, Braylon Braxton and other early Kevin Wilson successes

    Braylin Presley, Braylon Braxton and other early Kevin Wilson successes

    New TU head football coach Kevin Wilson went right to work on recruiting. Returning TU beat writer Kelly Hines talks about OSU transfer Braylin Presley, convincing quarterback Braylon Braxton to take himself out of the transfer portal and more.

     


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    Three local players among TU newcomers added by Kevin Wilson

    Meet Tulsa's 2023 recruiting class with fast facts of the newcomers

    TU signing day: Breaking down the eight players added

    Bill Haisten: TU's local movement starts to really roll with two Union commits

    Bill Haisten: Kevin Wilson’s impact – TU aggressively pursues Braylin Presley

    New TU coach Kevin Wilson making academics a priority

    December Signing Day: All our TU, OSU, OU and high school coverage here

    TU running back Deneric Prince declares for NFL draft

    Former TU coach Philip Montgomery hired as Auburn offensive coordinator

    Sports Writer Kelly Hines' most memorable stories of 2022


    Contact us

    Sports Writer Kelly Hines: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Follow her stories

    Regional Digital Editor Patrick Prince: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories
    Support the show: https://tulsaworld.com/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Kevin Wilson first impressions

    Kevin Wilson first impressions

    Kelly Hines joins the podcast this week to talk about the new TU coach, why Justin Wright is one of her favorite players she's covered and a look back at Philip Montgomery, a coach who was very popular with this players.


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    Guerin Emig: TU football future hinges on new coach navigating new-looking conference

    Unique resume as 'proven winner' brought Kevin Wilson to TU

    A look at the TU search that ended with Kevin Wilson


    Contact us

    Sports Writer John Tranchina: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories

    Regional Digital Editor Patrick Prince: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories
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    • 19 min
    Tough time for a coaching search

    Tough time for a coaching search

    TU is looking for a new coach at a bad time, less than a month from the early signing period. And, two of its quarterbacks are in the transfer portal. Plus, a look ahead to this weekend's Mayor's Cup game at TU.


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    Guerin Emig: Rick Dickson's riskiest TU football hire would also be the sweetest — Brennan Marion

    Guerin Emig: Philip Montgomery a good man who fell through too many football cracks. Next TU coach can't make that mistake

    Two more TU players leaving via transfer portal; G.J. Kinne reportedly taking Texas State job

    TU sees QB Braylon Braxton, LB Justin Wright enter transfer portal


    Contact us

    Sports Writer John Tranchina: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories

    Regional Digital Editor Patrick Prince: Email | Twitter | Follow his stories
    Support the show: https://tulsaworld.com/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min

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