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OU OKC Caravan: Stoops Quiet, Kruger And Coale Talk Hoops

The University of Oklahoma held it’s annual Sooners Caravan on Wednesday, July 30, at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

The caravan gives fans a chance to get autographs, interact and hear from their favorite Sooner athletic figures.

Football leader Bob Stoops and basketball coaches Lon Kruger and Sherri Coale were all on hand at the event.

Basketball players Khadeem Lattin and Kaylon Williams also addressed the crowd.

This caravan was particularly significant because it was one of Stoops’ first public appearances since freshman running back Joe Mixon’s alleged assault of a 20-year old female on July 25 in Norman.

Stoops did not talk with the media and never addressed Mixon at the event.

OU did announce through twitter that Mixon is not reporting for team activities for the time being, OU’s first practice is on Thursday, July 31, and that the school is continuing to watch over the situation.

The star prospect out of California is under investigation by the Norman police department after being involved in an altercation with a female OU student on Friday, July 25, at a Campus Corner deli.

We did get a chance to talk hoops with the Sooners’ two head coaches.

Kruger’s team is coming off a 23-10 season and their second straight year exiting the NCAA tournament after one game.

The Sooner men welcome a number of new players and return some familiar faces like Ryan Spangler, Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins.

As for the Sooner women, they return from a 18-15 campaign and a heart-breaking loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Coale signed several new players as well and welcomes back Kaylon Williams and Gioya Carter among others.

We caught up with Kruger and Coale to talk about their upcoming season in the video above.