July 23, 2014

After two years at the helm of the Tulsa football program, Golden Hurricane alumnus Bill Blankenship guided TU to an overall 19-8 record, becoming just the second coach in school history to win 19 games in his first two seasons. A former Tulsa quarterback, Blankenship has been a part of the Hurricane coaching staff for six years, After the 2008 campaign, Blankenship was recognized by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame with the "Merv Johnson Integrity in College Coaching Award." He was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in July 2009.