TU's Graham Faces Former Team With Championship Berth On The Line


Friday, November 23rd 2007, 9:11 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. (AP) This time last year, Todd Graham was coaching Rice to a 7-6 record and its first bowl game in 45 years, but after only one season with the Owls, Graham took the head coaching job at Tulsa, where he had previously worked as defensive coordinator.

His quick departure incensed Rice supporters.

Some of those wounds might still be healing tomorrow, when Graham's Golden Hurricane travels to Rice to take on his former squad in their final regular-season game. Tulsa is riding a four-game win streak after beating Army last week, 49-39.

A win for Tulsa clinches the Conference USA West Division title and secures a trip to play in next week's conference championship game against either Central Florida or East Carolina.