Disappointment in Tulsa as Danny Manning Leaves

Apr 5, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa players are expressing disappointment over the departure of coach Danny Manning to Wake Forest.

Rashad Smith, a 6-foot-7 forward, says he found out on ESPN, before Manning texted the team. Smith says he's happy for Manning.

Athletic director Derrick Gragg says Tulsa President Steadham Upham put together a "very highly competitive offer" to try to keep Manning after two seasons ended with two trips to the postseason.