Son of Former OU Linebacker Transferring to Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Coats Jr., the son of former University of Oklahoma linebacker Mike Coats Sr., announced he is transferring from Lamar to Oklahoma State. Coats played outside linebacker at Edmond Santa Fe and spent just one season at Lamar but did not play.He posted the following statement on Twitter.Most don’t know the whole story, but back in December during Christmas break I went through surgery on my knee for the second time in under 2 months. My family and I believed it was best that I stayed home, not returning to Lamar, to rehab here in the city and transfer to Oklahoma State. I appreciate the Lamar coaching staff, and also thank Mike Gundy and Glenn Spencer for the opportunity they’re giving me to play at OSU.As a high school prospect, Coats was offered as a preferred walk-on by the OSU coaching staff, but never received a full-ride scholarship to an FBS-level school. Now he will team up again with his hard-hitting high school teammate Calvin Bundage, a rising linebacker in the OSU program.Because he is transferring from an FCS program to an FBS program, he won’t be required to sit a year as NCAA rules dictate—although his recent surgery history suggests he might require extended time to heal before competing with the Cowboys.last_img read more

Watch: Mike Gundy and Mike Boynton Talk about the Importance of Toughness

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State’s first-year head basketball coach sat down for a one-on-one with his football counterpart, 13th-year lead man Mike Gundy.The school released Part 1 and Part 2 over the last few weeks. So far, we’ve seen the two coaches talk about the “Cowboy culture” and their own backgrounds and paths that led them to their current jobs.In this third and final edition, the two talk about toughness and the importance of players buying into their roles.“People don’t like the word ‘role player’ in basketball because it makes you seem like your not as good,” said Boynton. “Everybody wants to be the star. Really, everybody is a role player.”Boynton does understand the value of having stars. On a recent Pistols Firing podcast, he even told Kyle and Carson that he’s “obsessed with recruiting”. But that doesn’t mean he plans to simply chase stars without regard for fit or a player’s ability to buy in to the team concept.“Everybody’s got to buy in to how they help the team win,” Boynton continued. “If you have a bunch of guys on that same page, the talent doesn’t have to be elite across the board.”Boynton’s recruiting strategy seems to be a nice contrast from a former Cowboy coach who always seemed to land top prospects but was never able to really build out a roster.“The culture piece is the one thing that gets undervalued the most, I think,” said Boyton. “Even from coaches and how they recruit. Just having guys that want to buy into something that’s bigger than them.”Again, Boynton is saying all the right things. Whether or not that translates into success on the court remains to be seen. But he seems to have made a good impression on OSU’s most successful coach.Check out the conclusion below.Part 3 of 3: “People don’t like the word role-player, but really, everyone is a role-player.” @thacoachmike on building his team. #okstate pic.twitter.com/Rws33qAIpg— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) July 8, 2017last_img read more

Report: Chris Carson Expected to Make Seahawks Practice Squad

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Another former Oklahoma State player could soon be gracing the sidelines of an NFL team.According to Andy Patton of USA Today, Carson is expected to make the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. The former OSU standout was taken in the seventh round of April’s NFL Draft with pick No. 249.After he was drafted, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had good things to say about Carson.“I really love this guy because he’s so physical and tough the way he ran. You haven’t heard a whole lot about him. He hadn’t run the ball a lot but when he did, he to me made a great statement of his style and a style that we really covet… He’s really aggressive. He hammers it and I think you guys are really going to like him when you see him.”While practice squad players don’t typically see the field, as USA Today’s Patton notes, the Seahawks have a habit of late round picks panning out in the long run.“Expect Carson to have an impact with the Seahawks in the future, but it likely will not be in 2017 unless multiple injuries occur to the current group.”Whatever happens this year, Carson has a chance. Especially if he can continue to make moves like this in the NFL.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Now the Favorite To Land Israel Antwine

first_imgThings change quick in the world of recruiting.Just yesterday we talked about the defensive tackle recruits Oklahoma State should target for their 2018 class. Among those was three-star Israel Antwine, the former Ole Miss commit from Oklahoma City. At that time, 247Sports had Texas as the overwhelming favorites to land Antwine. They offered him a scholarship just before his decommitment from the Rebels, and seemed a lock to gain his commitment.Not so fast.In the past 24-plus hours, Oklahoma State has become the favorites on 247Sports, with some of the experts who originally picked Texas, now flipping their bets to the Cowboys.AdChoices广告 As of Tuesday, nine of the 10 expert picks are for OSU. That includes three who flipped their opinions. A look at who is picking the Cowboys makes me even more confident Antwine is going to end up in Stillwater next year.Daniel Seahorn, the recruiting analyst for 247Sports’ Texas page, HornSports, flipped his pick to OSU. Seahorn has a solid track record, correctly making 80% of his 155 picks. Two other HornSport contributos, Mike Roach and EJ Holland, are now picking Oklahoma State as well.This is what Holland had to say about his belief Texas is no longer the favorites.“Oklahoma defensive tackle Israel Antwine has been pegged as the strongest candidate to be UT’s next commit. However, after talking to a source, I do not expect Antwine to be a part of this class. With Keondre Coburn now in the fold, it seems the Longhorns’ recruiting approach with Antwine has changed.”Oklahoma State was in the mix for Antwine before he picked Ole Miss, and has continued to be ever since he reopened his recruiting. While offers are still coming in,(Baylor offered on Sunday, August 13th) Coach Gundy and Co. have to feel confident they can land one of the best players in the state. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 17 Dillon Stoner

first_imgThe next subject of our summer-long countdown may not be the first or second — or fifth — player you think of when someone mentions OSU’s dominant receiver corps. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a household name by October.How he got to OSUDillon Stoner committed early in the 2016 recruiting cycle and held up his end despite offers from Washington State, Texas Tech and others and a strong late push from Arkansas. He played all over the field at Jenks High School, lining up as a wide receiver, a defensive back, a kick returner and even as a punter. He was a big part of Jenks’ four state titles during his career.What he’s done in StillwaterStoner impressed coaches and teammates alike during preseason fall camp as a true freshman, showing of his athleticism and even outrunning James Washington in a couple of drills. He made a big enough impression to see playing time in the season opener.His athleticism and football IQ were something the coaching staff recognized from Day 1. They even used him all over the field, just like his days at Jenks. He lined up at wide receiver and contributed on special teams. Stoner even took snaps in two of his four games.Unfortunately, an early injury ended his season. But Stoner was apparently able to redshirt last season based on his designation as a redshirt freshman by OSU.Role in 2017Even with all the depth and talent the Cowboys have at wide receiver, Stoner is going to have role in this offense. The coaching staff has made it pretty apparent that they want to get him on the field.Mike Gundy showed just how much trust he had in his true freshman in the second game of the season. With the Cowboys down 4 to Central Michigan in the fourth quarter — and on fourth down — he put the ball in Stoner’s hands. Even if just for a split second.Here’s another look.Who knows? Maybe Stoner is the wildcat QB of Mike Gundy’s dreams. Don’t be shocked to see him take more snaps this fall.Noteworthy Stats and HighlightsEven with a shortened season, we got a little glimpse of what Stoner can provide as a receiver. Here’s a look from the Cowboys’ season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

‘Kane must leave Spurs to win trophies’

first_imgTransfers ‘Kane must leave Spurs to win trophies’ – Villas-Boas fuels Real Madrid transfer talk Chris Burton 18:08 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Premier League Harry Kane The Tottenham striker is enjoying his football and performing at the peak of his powers in England, but has been told he needs a move to reach the top Harry Kane will need to leave Tottenham if he has “a hunger for trophies and notoriety”, says Andre Villas-Boas.The 24-year-old has forged a reputation as one of the most fearsome strikers in world football after stepping out of Spurs’ academy system and earning a regular senior role.He has, however, been unable to collect any major silverware as yet, with individual prizes such as two Premier League Golden Boots representing the peak of his award-winning exploits. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp In order for that to change, it may be that he needs to head elsewhere, with former Spurs boss Villas-Boas – who loaned Kane out to Norwich and Leicester during his time in north London – fuelling speculation that a big-money switch to Real Madrid could be on the cards at some stage.The Portuguese said at the Laureus World Sports Awards: “It depends on Harry and his ambitions for the future and how he sees his career going forward.“If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but [wants] recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs.“Spurs are in that breakout moment of becoming a great football team – the [new] stadium, infrastructure, training ground is there, the team is building up, very well managed.“The trophy cabinet is still what is missing for this great club. That is in the end what footballers chase – glory, winning.“I think for Harry, one or two more years at Spurs wouldn’t be bad and then see how the club develops.Harry Kane needs to leave Andre Villas-Boas“With the new stadium coming through I also think that Spurs should have that margin from him.”Kane has previously moved to commit his future to Tottenham, with the home-grown star happy in his current surroundings.He told German publication Bild when quizzed on the exit talk: “My goal is to play my entire career only for Tottenham.“We have a fantastic team, a great coach, a professional training centre and we’re getting a new stadium. At the moment, everything suits me here and I’m happy.”Spurs will, however, have to prove that they can match his ambition if a player who is still just 24 years of age is to avoid seeing his head turned by mounting interest from afar.last_img read more

Klopp fumes at PL over Merseyside Derby change

first_imgJürgen Klopp Klopp fumes at Premier League over Merseyside Derby date change Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 22:39 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Everton v Liverpool Everton Premier League Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City UEFA Champions League Videos The Reds boss has hit out at those in charge of the domestic fixtures after April’s clash with Everton was switched from Sunday to Saturday Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted furiously to the Premier League’s decision to reschedule his side’s upcoming Merseyside Derby with Everton.The Goodison Park fixture was originally scheduled for April 8, with kick-off at 14:15 BST.However, after Liverpool were drawn to face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the decision was made to bring the derby forward to April 7, with kick-off at 12:45 BST. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Liverpool will meet the Citizens at Anfield on April 4, with the second leg played six days later at the Etihad Stadium on April 10.And despite the move now allowing his side an extra day’s rest ahead of the return fixture against Pep Guardiola’s side, Klopp believes moving it closer to the first leg hands the initiative to Everton due to his side having a lack of rest.“I am already angry because the Premier League will move the derby game to 12.30 on Saturday,” he told a press conference.“I only heard it a second ago. It’s not too cool – Wednesday night and then Everton on Saturday morning.”Klopp was asked about the situation again, with a reporter suggesting he might want the game rearranged, and snapped back: “No, I want it at 9am in the morning, what the f***?”At three o’clock, like a normal game, or as usual on Sunday at 2:15 [pm]. Put it on a normal time, not breakfast.”What do you think I’m talking about? Is my English that bad you have to ask again? We play at 7:45 [pm] on Wednesday and 12:30 on Saturday.“City play [against Manchester United] at 17:30. That extra five hours means the world in terms of recovery – why not have it at 15:00, not after breakfast?“Other leagues [reschedule] the entire game for another time to help their teams prepare; we play three days later. Not too cool, we have to go the hard way.”You watch it, write a little bit about it, obviously you’re not interested and have no idea about it, and we have to deliver and I am not happy, because I’m not happy all the time and not smiling all the time.”Liverpool are protecting a formidable record in Merseyside derbies, having not lost to Everton since October 17, 2010 – a run of 16 matches.The Reds are also fighting to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. If they are to achieve it, they will have to stave off the threat of Chelsea, who are out of Europe, and four points behind them in the standings.last_img read more

Looking Back at the 2012 Fiesta Bowl: Wide Left

first_imgThis has been a lot of fun thus far. We enter the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl with Oklahoma State trailing Stanford 28-24. Here are some links if you need to catch up.Part 1Part 2Part 3• Stanford starts the fourth with a 30-yard Jordan Williamson field goal, the only field goal he’d make in the game. It’s 31-24 Stanford.• Williamson’s ensuing kickoff went out of bounds. Talk about a rough day at the office.• Oklahoma State goes 60 yards in eight plays and caps its drive off with a 17-yard Justin Blackmon touchdown reception. Make it six catches, three touchdowns and 158 yards for Blackmon to this point. Nuts. It’s 31-31.• I’m not sure what this strut is, but I like it: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. • It was a big drive for Josh Cooper, who caught four balls for 34 yards.• Justin Southwell sighting:Screenshot (389)• Stanford responds with another classic Stanford drive, going 69 yards in 13 plays while taking 7:13 off the clock. It ended with a 1-yard Stepfan Taylor touchdown run. It’s 38-31 Stanford. OSU still hasn’t led in the game.• The clash of styles is so much fun to watch. It’s like if Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather were somehow in the same weight class. One team is seemingly going for knockout blows only, the other is taking a more methodical, tactical approach.• On the Cowboys’ next drive, they get stuck in an early fourth-and-4 from their 30. Gundy goes for it with under four minutes to go, and Justin Blackmon turns a simple slant route into a 21-yard gain. Every one in the tri-state area knew Weeden was going to Blackmon, but there was nothing Stanford could do about it.• That play seemed to suck the air out of Stanford’s defense. Weeden follows that fourth-down play up with completions for 19 and 16 yards, and those Nor-Cal boys are gassed.• Now at Stanford’s 4, Weeden gives it to Joseph Randle, and he takes it in to tie it up at 38. Randle struggled all night and finished with only 23 rushing yards, and, as a team, the Cowboys finished with 13 rushing yards AND WON THE GAME (spoiler alert).• It took four full quarters, but finally the Stanford defense was on E. Here’s a look at the Stanford defenders at the snap:Screenshot (391)• With fewer than three minutes to go, the Stanford offense has to pick up it’s pace, and the Cardinal look good doing it. I don’t think I appreciated how good Andrew Luck was watching this game live.• Stanford gets it to the OSU 17, smack dab in the middle of the hashes, and out comes Williamson with three seconds left.• Timeout Gundy, as he ices the redshirt freshman.• Stanford resets. The snap is good, the hold is good, but the kick might have not went through a set of goal posts sat up next to the actual goal posts. He hooked it left, just as he did in the first quarter.Tomorrow, we’re going to overtime.last_img read more

Redshirt Tracker: Four Freshmen See Action in Third Consecutive Game

first_imgGrayson BoomerOut for year — ACL Isreal Isuman-Hundley1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Tom Hutton3Oregon State5 punts, 44.8 yd avg.11 punts, 41.75 yard avg. Deondrick Glass1McNeeseNo stats3 carries, 10 yards, 1 FBL Langston Anderson1McNeeseNo stats1 catch, 8 yards Na’Drian Dizadare1Oregon StateNo statsNo stats Xavier Player1McNeeseNo statsNo stats After a week in which a dozen true freshmen saw the field in a blowout win over McNeese State, Oklahoma State’s coaches tightened up playing time to those who were needed most in a 40-21 victory on Saturday in Tulsa.In total, only four newbies saw the field, all four of whom made an impact either in special teams or on defense — or both. Here’s an update to our season-long tracker of who has and hasn’t played this season as we monitor newbies eligible for the NCAA rule that allows for players to play in up to four games while maintaining a redshirt.(Note: we’re only tracking true freshmen and excluding all other classifications including junior college transfers and traditional transfers.) Taylor Miterko— While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Trace Ford3Oregon State4 tackles, 2 QBH8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL Thomas Harper3Oregon State2 tackles5 tacklescenter_img Xavier Ross1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Kody Walterscheid1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Kamryn Farrar1McNeeseNo stats1 tackle Jayden Jernigan3Oregon State5 tackles6 tackles, 1 TFL Joe Michalski— Brendan Costello— Cole Birmingham— Demarco Jones1McNeeseNo statsNo stats NameGames PlayedDEBUTGame 3 statsSeason Preston Wilson—last_img read more

OSU QB Commit Shane Illingworth Named Under Armour All-American

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Shane Illingworth will be in Stillwater on a visit this weekend, but he’ll be in Florida in January.Illingworth, an Oklahoma State quarterback commit, was named an Under Armour All-American on Wednesday. OSU has been represented four times before in the game: Tylan Wallace (2017), Ra’Shaad Samples (2013), Shaun Lewis (2010) and Kye Staley (2008).Listed at 6-foot-7, 234 pounds. Illingworth is a four-star prospect out of Norco High School in California. He is No. 10 among pro-style quarterbacks in the country.Through the first four games in his senior season, Illingworth has thrown for 1,584 yards and 22 touchdowns.KFOR’s Nate Feken went out to Norco and made a cool feature about the future Poke. At the least, it shows that Illingworth has great taste in shoes.Shane Illingworth (@shane_wayne0411) is #OKState’s top quarterback commit since Bobby Reid. Illingworth calls Norco, California home but already shares some connections to Oklahoma … pic.twitter.com/M8G7DcP2Lx— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) September 23, 2019last_img read more

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