Leslie O’Neal Named to 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

first_imgFormer Oklahoma State defensive lineman Leslie O’Neal is among the candidates listed on the 2018 ballot for entry into the College Football Hall of Fame, which was released on Thursday.“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 5.19 million people have played college football and only 987 players have been inducted,” said National Football Foundation President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of only 1,500 individuals who are even eligible. So being in today’s elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to ever have played the game, and we are extremely proud to announce their names.”O’Neal was a two-time All-American pass-rusher and run-stuffer at OSU. By the time his career as a Cowboy expired, he had earned All-Big Eight selections three times and was also named the 1984 Defensive Player of the Year in the process.Before a 13-year NFL career spent primarily with the San Diego Chargers, O’Neal left OSU as the school leader in career sacks (34), single-season sacks (16), and career tackles for loss (47).The 2018 Hall of Fame class will be revealed prior to the CFP National Championship in Atlanta on January 8, 2018.In honor of Leslie O’Neal’s appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. No. 99 is 13th in NFL history with 132.5 sacks. #okstate pic.twitter.com/pJreDkGAG4— Kevin Klintworth (@KKlintworth) June 1, 2017 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. 41 Britton Abbott

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. Our next number belongs to an under-the-radar cowboy back who could have a significant role in the offense in 2017.How he got to OSUAbbott came to Oklahoma State as a preferred walk-on as part of the 2014 class. He played quarterback for his dad, former NFL Football Giant and now head coach at Liberal High School (Kan.). Abbott (the younger) held scholarship offers from the likes of UTSA, Wyoming and Tulsa, but chose OSU with the hopes of earning a scholarship.What he’s down in StillwaterAfter a redshirt year in 2014, Abbott saw the field in two games in 2015 and 12 in 2016, mostly on special teams. During spring practice, Mike Gundy said Abbott was twice the player he was a year ago.AdChoices广告Role in 2017Abbott resides near the top of a pretty inexperienced cowboy back group. While that inexperience and an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver may lead to more four-wide sets, the cowboy back isn’t going anywhere.Abbott talked about where the group is as whole during the spring.“We’re a young group, not a lot of starts.” Abbott told Scout, “Just come out here early, try to get a lot of work in before practice, just get everything down best we can. You know experience is hard to come by at our position group, so we’re just trying to get in as many reps as we can.”It was hard to come by and has been since Abbott arrived in Stillwater. He’s sat behind the likes of Jeremy Seaton, Blake Jarwin, Zac Veatch and even fellow junior cowboy back Keenen Brown. But Seaton, Jarwin and Veatch have all moved on. And there’s an opening for the upperclassmen to make a name on offense.Mason Rudolph talked about the hybrid position on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days.“Britton, as well as Keenen, played sparingly last year,” Rudolph told PFB. “They kind of know the scheme. They know what that position is about. They’re going to be able to do a good job for us whether it’s blocking or catching the ball, as a check-down in the flats.”Abbott fits more into the Zac Veatch, blocking fullback role but has the ability to catch passes.Noteworthy stats and highlightsWas named the Kansas Class 5A Player of the Year his senior season after throwing for over 3,000 yards, rushing for over 1,200 and was responsible for 49 touchdowns.last_img read more

Gundy, OSU Winning Preseason Because They’re Having Fun

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 Gundy dancing on First Take and riffing on his mullet during his ESPN car wash on Thursday and Friday was a reminder of what we learned earlier in the week: Oklahoma State is winning the preseason lead-up to the 2017 Big 12 season.Don’t hurt ’em @CoachGundy! pic.twitter.com/TfI3URSFqc— First Take (@FirstTake) July 21, 2017They won Media Days, Gundy is winning everything and spirits are high east of I-35.This guarantees nothing, of course. OSU might suffer injuries, lose to teams they shouldn’t lose to and be watching OU and Texas play at Jerryworld for the Big 12 title in December. But in the final days leading into the 2017 season, one Big 12 team (and coach) stands above the rest.AdChoices广告Part of the reason for this is that Bob Stoops retired, and there is a “face of the Big 12” void to be filled. The other part? Gundy actually knows how to fill it.You guys saw it on social media during Big 12 Media Days. From the Zach Sinor Heisman campaign to Gundy saying his mullet has been worth millions, the Cowboys have struck the exact right tone all week.“It’s an exciting time for all of us,” said Gundy in his opening press conference on Tuesday afternoon in Dallas. “I was thinking flying down this morning just how we evolved at Oklahoma State and the culture that we’ve created with the young men and how fun it is for myself and our staff, the guys that were on the plane. They’ve been such great leaders for us. We’ve evolved into something really special at Oklahoma State.”Contrast Gundy’s “I’m telling the jokes and I’m in on them, too” *wink*wink* with Tom Herman’s uber-serious “we’ve always been Texas, and that’s who we’re going to be” schtick. Then there was Matt Rhule’s “I might know what I’m doing, but I’m going to read a prepared statement and reference Joe Paterno” performance.I think you can start to see why Gundy has won the week (and beyond).This isn’t difficult, either. Or it shouldn’t be. This is not the time of year for coaches to be breaking down 3-3-5 defenses and talking third-string right tackles. That stuff is fine for the middle of the season, but it doesn’t play well to fans and recruits who just want to consume a little middle-of-the-summer #content.Teams and coaches who take themselves too seriously are either insecure about the future or don’t have a culture that allows folks to, um, let their hair down. As Carson and I discussed on our post-Media Days show, those pressers and interviews are what you make them. They can be monotonous and boring and full of cliches. Or you can have some fun without getting too silly.“We’ve got a great group of guys who understand our culture and are fun to be around,” said Gundy at Big 12 Media Days. “I tell them all the time, ‘I don’t know how many games we’re going to win this year. We’re going to try to win every game. We’re going to try and prepare you to win every game.’“But you guys are just fun to be around and fun to watch grow. Fun to watch develop. Kids from all different backgrounds. City kids, country kids, white kids, black kids, rich kids, poor kids. And all come together and they work their ass off. And they get better. And I just enjoy watching that. That’s fun for me. I’m confident about their ability to work together as a team. And I enjoy that.”It’s clear that Gundy is enjoying life as the winningest coach currently manning a Big 12 team. We watched him talk about how he embarrasses his kids by wearing a ponytail and trade stories off camera with Dana Holgorsen.Gundy is a national treasure. pic.twitter.com/0pp7xyJnTE— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) July 18, 2017OSU might not win the Big 12 this year, but they’ve won every everything put in front of them thus far. Yes, it’s just the preseason and it doesn’t mean much if the next four months go sideways, but at the moment it’s undeniable: Mike Gundy and Co. are undefeated heading into fall camp.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 25 Madre Harper

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. At number 25 on our countdown, we look at an important part of Oklahoma State’s depth on defense who made an early splash in his very first game.How he got to OSUThe three-star prospect from Lamar High School (Arlington, Texas) has a knack for being early. He ended up with offers from 17 schools including Oklahoma, Stanford, Pittsburgh and Kansas State, but was stuck with his early pledge to Oklahoma State. Harper graduated from high school early and was an early enrollee. That allowed him to take part in last year’s spring game — where he got an early first interception.Madre Harper picks off Kolar’s pass to set up Team Orange with great field position. #okstate https://t.co/qHmFPbmGLT— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) April 16, 2016AdChoices广告 What he’s done in StillwaterHarper didn’t stop there. In Oklahoma State’s season opener, Harper saw early playing time on special teams. When Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Javon Tillman muffed the first punt of the season, Harper took full advantage securing the loose ball in the end zone for the Cowboys’ first touchdown of 2016. Harper played in every game but Central Michigan getting most of his burn on special teams.Role in 2017During Oklahoma State’s golf media availability, Glenn Spencer mentioned Harper as one of three young cornerbacks he saw who could make an impact this fall along side Clemson transfer Adrian Baker.“Between the A.J.s (Green), the Madres (Harper) and the Rodarius’ (Williams),” Spencer told PFB “there’s three young guys that have ability. But that doesn’t mean anything unless they perform and execute and play with the right temperament.”Harper’s got the ability and he’s got the frame. Oklahoma State has been focusing on tall, rangy and athletic recruits for their secondary as of late. And at 6-1 and a half, Harper fit the bill. But during his time in Stillwater, he’s gone from a 167 pounds to 190 and looks ready to compete for more than just special team reps this fall.Noteworthy stats and highlightsAfter his flashy start in the season opener — which we will show you below — Harper played in 12 games as a true freshman. He recorded three tackles against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.last_img read more

Campbell: I’m one of the greatest football minds

first_imgSulzeer Campbell Ex-Arsenal star Campbell: I’m one of the greatest minds in football Harry Sherlock 18:10 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Sol Campbell, Arsenal Getty Arsenal Oxford United Premier League The former England international defender appears set to be overlooked for the Oxford United manager’s job, much to his chagrin Sol Campbell says he is one of the “greatest minds in football” and insists that he should be in a managerial job.The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender applied for the vacant position at Oxford United, but reports suggest that ex-Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy is in pole position to take the post.Campbell has subsequently hit out at the fact that he has yet to find a managerial job, and insists that he would take to any lower-league job like a duck to water. 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 “I did go [for the Oxford job] and they didn’t accept me,” he told the Arsenal podcast Highbury & Heels.”Maybe it was a lack of experience, things like that, but it’s a full circle. Experience? How do I get experience? Well, I need a job to get experience.”I don’t want to go too low that it’s a struggle, and I don’t want to go too low that I’m under someone and thinking ‘what am I doing here?’ I would rather be managing a club myself.”I’m confident and it’s not like it’s rocket science to run a football club, especially when you get to that level. If you’re intelligent enough and a quick learner you will learn pretty soon, within two or three games, what the team needs, training-wise, to survive in that league, get better in that league, to get in the play-offs or even win the league.”I’m intelligent enough, it’s not like I played on a fox and dog pitch all my life. I can’t believe some people, I’m one of the greatest minds in football and I’m being wasted because of a lack of experience or ‘maybe he talks his mind too much’.”Go to Germany, they love people who speak their minds. They got the jobs. I’m sorry that I’ve got a mind, but don’t be scared of that. That should be something you want at your club, but obviously not.”last_img read more

Why is John Stones not playing for Man City?

first_imgManchester City Why is John Stones not playing for Man City at the moment? Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 17:00 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Stones Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola The England man was one of the league leaders’ best performers before his injury but he has been out of form since January and faces stiff competition John Stones is perhaps the only Manchester City player who is having an up-and-down season. Yaya Toure, curiouly, is simply out of the picture but Stones’ young team-mates are improving and his older ones are playing the best football of their career. Stones looked as impressive as the rest in the first part of the season, but since his return from injury in January he has been out of form and, it is said, low on confidence.The young Englishman, subject of so much attention on these shores given his unorthodox, forward-thinking approach to defending, struggled in his first year as a City player. 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 While he was often exposed by his team-mates as Pep Guardiola’s plans took their time to take hold, he was also guilty exposing those around him with a mistake or poor decision-making.Sources close to the City coaching staff were concerned about his mentality last season, worrying that he would dwell so much on his past errors that it would affect his future performances. Guardiola would never even hint at that in public and in fact he once praised the size of Stones’ “balls”, pointing out that his centre-backs need to defend huge spaces, usually against quick players, as well as take risks in dangerous areas to start attacks with their passes.In the early stages of this campaign, that is exactly what he was doing. He and his particular set of talents finally looked at home and he was proving that he was being improved, not indulged, by Guardiola. In the absence of Vincent Kompany, and following City’s failure to bring in another centre-back during the summer, Stones formed a fearsome partnership with Nicolas Otamendi.The two had previously failed to impress when deployed together, but between September and December they were the solid foundation on which Guardiola’s new-look City were built. A source close to the City boss has described Otamendi’s transformation as “second only to that of Philipp Lahm from full-back to midfielder”, owing to his new-found passing ability, but in Stones’ case it just looked like he was fulfilling his potential.Not only was he consistently demonstrating his eye for a killer pass and the ability to play it, he was doing the dirty work in defence, too. He looked strong and assured, while the mistakes and misjudgements were a thing of the past.He was playing so well that it was regarded as a major blow when he was ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury at the start of December.City, as they have done in other areas, managed to cope without him and they have continued their fine form well into 2018, but Stones has not looked the same dominant force since he returned two months ago and in many of his performances he has committed errors which have led either to goals or near-misses.Against Burnley in the FA Cup, he sliced at a clearance which allowed the visitors to take the lead. In the next game, against Bristol City, he conceded a rash penalty. Next, against Liverpool, he misjudged a ball in behind which allowed Roberto Firmino to put the Reds 2-1 up, sparking a wild nine-minute period in which City collapsed and conceded three goals.GFX Pep Guardiola on John StonesIn his most recent game, against Wigan, he was not at fault for the fateful goal which put City out, but twice in the first half he looked decidedly unsure of himself, standing off when he could have closed down and then, after jockeying backwards for about 40 yards, not being able to put in a block anyway.He has not played since, sitting out the three big games against Arsenal and Chelsea. Those whispers from the backroom team have returned; it’s said he is struggling for confidence again.Not that Guardiola would let that slip in public. Quite the opposite, in fact: “John is an extraordinary player, what he has done has shown me that,” the Catalan said on Tuesday. “Now we have four excellent central defenders, Vincent Kompany for a long period was not able, now he played in the last games, and of course the last game John had a chance [to play], the next game he has a chance. I don’t know what it’s going to be. But we don’t have, I don’t have, he doesn’t have any doubts about his capacity, his ability to play in this team.”Guardiola also explained that he plays Kompany and Otamendi together, as he did twice against Arsenal, because they are “both amazing at winning duels”. Aymeric Laporte started against Chelsea because, the Catalan says, the Londoners could have used two systems, ones which required a versatile, left-footed defender to combat them. In short, City have options now. For the first time Guardiola has four fit, top-class centre-backs to choose from, and Stones, after two months of patchy form, has to prove again that he can do the job as well as the others. Wednesday’s game against Basel, with City all but through to the Champions League quarter-finals, would be a good opportunity for him to return to the team and to regain form and confidence. He has shown already this season that he can live up to his vast potential, and if he can stay at that level it would be no stretch to suggest he can become one of the best centre-backs in Europe. But before he can scale those heights he needs to force himself back into the City first-team. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Who is John Motson?

first_imgPremier League Who is John Motson? The BBC football commentator ahead of his final live commentary Harry Sherlock 19:25 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Motson Getty Premier League Arsenal Arsenal v Watford Watford The legendary broadcaster will step into the commentary booth during Arsenal’s clash with Watford, for his final live broadcast John Motson is set to call time on his esteemed live commentary career on Sunday March 11.The legendary 72-year-old has been the voice of football for many throughout the last half-century.Motson has been a commentator for the past 48 years and, while he will continue to feature on Match of the Day for the rest of the campaign, this Sunday will mark his final live commentary. 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 Who is John Motson?Motson is a commentator and football broadcaster, and has been working with the BBC since 1968.Born in 1945, to a Methodist minister, Motson went to school in Bury St Edmunds at Culford, where football was seen as secondary to the likes of rugby and cricket.Motson’s career began in 1963 and he began working for the Sheffield Morning Telegraph four years later, whereupon he began covering football.He has a son, Frederick, who was born in 1986, and is married to Anne. He also has an OBE.When was his first football commentary?Motson began work in the commentary booth in 1969, covering an encounter between Everton and Derby County.He has since covered 10 World Cups, and 29 FA Cup finals, along with over 200 England matches.His most famous commentary remains Newcastle United’s FA Cup defeat by Hereford United in 1972.Assigned the game as a young commentator, with the expectation of it being a five-minute highlights segment between Match of the Day’s two main games, Motson witnessed a brilliant comeback, as Hereford recorded a 2-1 victory, thanks to Ronnie Radford’s long-range strike, and it became the lead of the show.Who does John Motson support?Motson is a Barnet fan.In January, the commentator explained his fandom in an interview with the Daily Mail.”I’m a long-time Barnet FC fan,” he said. “My first job in journalism was on the weekly Barnet Press and they play only half an hour’s drive from where I now live.”My son Fred got me this set of Russian-style dolls, painted in Barnet’s colours, after spotting them in a shop in Prague, of all places.”John Motson’s coatMotson is well-known for his famous sheepskin coat!Covering a game between Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United, a sudden snow storm saw the game called off, with Motty recording a piece to camera explaining the change in weather conditions, all wrapped up in his coat.He explains in his autobiography: “A shock result seemed quite a possibility when I left home in bright sunshine that morning, preparing to interview Martin O’Neill for Football Focus. As I turned off the M40 in the Thames Valley and started my descent down the hill that leads to Wycombe’s ground, it started to snow.”So heavily, that within five minutes there was a covering on the road. But that was nothing compared with the Adams Park pitch half an hour later. It was in three or four inches of snow and the referee took one look and postponed the game.”Grandstand told me to forget the interview with O’Neill, and record a piece to camera explaining the sudden change in weather conditions.”Famous John Motson quotesMotty is well-known for his one-liners.”Here’s Gascoigne. Oh brilliant! Oh yes! Oh yes!” – Euro 1996, as England beat Scotland at Wembley and Paul Gascoigne scored a wonder goal. “For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.” – Something of a gaffe!”The Crazy Gang have beaten the Culture Club.” – Wimbledon beat Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final.”The World Cup is a truly international event.” – Stating the obvious.”And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction.” – David Seaman defies the laws of physics”Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts. It’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.” – In his own inimitable style. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

PFB Predictions: Who Will Shine Against K-State and O/U on Chuba’s Carries

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. The Cowboys look to get right at home against the unbeaten, No. 24 Kansas State Wildcats. This is the first time a ranked K-State squad has shown up in Stillwater since 2011 and that rendition of the series was an all-timer (okay, they’re pretty much all thrillers).So before things get going on Saturday night, the PFB staff got together to lay out our predictions.Final ScoreAdChoices广告Kyle Porter: Oklahoma State 34 | Kansas State 24 — This qualifies as an absolute blowout in a series which has seen eight of its last 12 games end with spreads of seven or fewer points.Kyle Boone: Oklahoma State 39 | Kansas State 33 — Par for the course for what this matchup against K-State usually brings.Kyle Cox: Oklahoma State 45 | Kansas State 38 — Without checking, I’d say 90 percent of all OSU-Kansas State games have ended in this exact same score, give or take a couple points. (Don’t fact-check me, please.)Marshall Scott: Oklahoma State 38 | Kansas Sate 35 — I’ve gone back in forth with this a few times. But in conclusion, OSU is better than Mississippi State, and K-State had some struggles against the Bulldogs.Player of the GamePorter: Tylan. He’s had 464 in his last three games at Boone Pickens Stadium (that’s 155 a game), and OSU will try and air it out more after running Chuba into the red dirt of Texas last weekend.Boone: Chuba. We saw last week that OSU is willing to ride him as a true No. 1 workhorse, so he’ll have plenty of shots to be the star here.Cox: I’m going Spencer Sanders. I think he comes out and has a huge game. Like 300 and three scores in the air and 50-plus on the ground. This will be a big test for the young QB and I think he passes with flying colors.Scott: Chuba Hubbard — He’ll probably get the ball a lot, and though I think K-State is a strong challenge, I don’t think the Wildcats’ D-line will be as disruptive as Texas’.Who has more rushing TDs?Porter: Oklahoma State. They’ll Sean Gleeson will figure out their red-zone woes this weekend, and Sanders will have a pair of rushing TDs by himself.Boone: Kansas State. It won’t matter though when Sanders is dropping 80-yard nukes to Tylan and Braydon Johnson.Cox: K-State. While I think I think Chuba and Co. (who am I kidding, Chuba) has a bounceback game, the Wildcats lead the league averaging four rushing scores per game.Scott: K-State — I say K-State scores all five on the ground; OSU scores three.Over/Under of 27.5 on Chuba carriesPorter: Under 🙏Boone: Chuba leads the nation in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, and if that continues, he’s just about a lock to be in the Heisman race in November. But … 27.5 is a lot for a player who has toted it 69 times in the last two games. I’d take the under.Cox: Under, but not because some other running back suddenly decides to become relevant. I just think the Cowboys go all in on the playback and get things going through the air.Scott: Over — Against Power Five opponents this season, Hubbard has ran the ball 26 and 37 times. I think K-State will force at least two more rushes than Oregon State did.last_img read more

Recruiting Roundup: A Look at Five Notable Football Offers This Month

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. As the recruiting cycle for 2020 nears completion, the Oklahoma State coaching staff has already begun making plans for 2021 and beyond. This month alone there’s been nearly a half-dozen new offers to prospective future Cowboys, so let’s catch up with a look at the new names on the football radar.1. Tyren Irby, Class of 2020, Defensive EndThe most notable recent offer, if only because he’s eligible to be on the roster as early as next season, Irby is a junior college defensive end from Northwest Mississippi with a 6-3, 235 pound frame. OSU is undoubtedly his biggest offer to date (dependent, I guess, upon how you view UAB and Liberty). He suffered a season-ending neck injury in 2017 that set back his potential leap to the FBS level, but he was productive last season and is off to a good start this season.AdChoices广告2. Ronald Williams, Class of 2020, CornerbackA junior college prospect with a little more notoriety than Irby, Williams attends Hutchinson Community College, is rated a three-star by 247Sports, and holds offers from Texas Tech, Akron, West Virginia and Oregon State.3. Jasper Lott, Class of 2021, Tight EndA pretty elite name (that somehow ranks second on this list. More on that in a second.), Lott is a towering 6-foot-5 tight end from Argyle, Texas with five offers: OSU, TCU, LSU, Vandy and Colorado. His father is John Lott, the head strength and conditioning coach for the Chargers. The elder Lott is a UNT alum.4. Matthew Wykoff, Class of 2021, Offensive TackleProbably the most notable recruit on this list, Wykoff is just a three-star recruit, but at 6-foot-5, 277 pounds (for a junior), it’s no surprise that he’s already earned a dozen offers from the likes of Baylor, Missouri, Boston College, Cal and others.5. Deuce Harmon, Class of 2022, CornerbackWhat do we need to do to make this happen? Is starting a GoFundMe above board with the NCAA? Can we start a petition? I need a player named Deuce Harmon to be a regular in my life. It helps that he’s a pretty solid prospect, too. A Denton Guyer corner, he already has Texas A&M, TCU, SMU and OSU offers.last_img read more

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