Lon Kruger is taking on another rebuilding
project, this time at Oklahoma.
Kruger tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he accepted an
offer to become the Sooners' head coach. Kruger says he turned down
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione several times before
agreeing to a seven-year contract that will double his pay to about
$2.2 million annually.
Kruger says in a story posted Friday night that he "would be
lying if I didn't say money was a consideration. But it was not
only money. It was the challenge and the opportunity."
He added of his time at UNLV: "It has been a very enjoyable
seven years, and really it's very difficult to move on."
Oklahoma has not announced plans to introduce a coach to replace
the fired Jeff Capel.