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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2011, file photo shows Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel yelling to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, in Ames, Iowa.  Oklahoma fired Capel on Monday, March 14, 2011,  after he followed a trip to the NCAA tournament's regional finals with the program's first back-to-back losing seasons since 1967. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2011, file photo shows Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel yelling to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, in Ames, Iowa. Oklahoma fired Capel on Monday, March 14, 2011, after he followed a trip to the NCAA tournament's regional finals with the program's first back-to-back losing seasons since 1967. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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