Blankenship, in his second season as the Golden Hurricane’s head coach, guided his team to an 11-win season in 2012, culminating in the Liberty Bowl comeback win over Iowa State.
The popular Blankenship attracted a gathering of some 50 TU fans to the Tulsa Sports Charities luncheon, held at the venerable Tulsa eatery, the Celebrity Club.
For 45 minutes, Blankenship held court, revisiting the New Year’s Eve win over Iowa State, and previewing the next edition of his squad.
Blankenship will return a host of offensive talent when the Golden Hurricane launch fall practice in August.
It was a combination of offense and timely defense that propelled Blankenship and the Golden Hurricane to the Conference USA championship.