Update: Heupel denies OU to SEC report
OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel has denied reports that he said the Sooners have decided to move to the Southeastern Conference, said Rivals.com's Carey Murdock.
According to a report from KTBS Shreveport, Heupel said this Thursday night to those attending the Independence Bowl Hall of Honor Banquet.
“I got a text during dinner from our running backs coach that we're going to the SEC," Heupel allegedly said.
However, Murdock said he spoke with Heupel after the report broke, and Heupel told him it was "absolutely false."
Rumors have run rampant throughout the week in regards to the Sooners and their plans for conference realignment.
Associate Athletic Director Kenny Mossman stated in an e-mail Friday morning that administrators would not comment on any speculation, but would announce their decision through its usual press outlets.
"We're not going to respond to everything floating around out there," Mossman said. "When we have an announcement, it will come through our normal channels and not through an assistant football coach speaking at a banquet."
More on this as information becomes available.