Dru Brown could make run at Heisman; Mike Gundy appears on SportsCenter

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Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Dru Brown could make run at Heisman

Incoming graduate transfer Dru Brown hasn’t even won the starting job at Oklahoma State. Yet DieHards’ Oliver Connolly lists the former Hawaii quarterback as a potential Heisman candidate in his first Heisman Hype team of the 2018 offseason.

From Connolly:

There’s a chance Brown will be more effective than [Mason] Rudolph. He’s a true dual-threat; Rudolph was a statue. Brown’s legs will help open up the passing game, not only on designed runs, but shifting in the pocket to create whatever throwing angle is necessary.

Connolly believes Brown can thrive in the Oklahoma State offense, because of his mobility. He’ll have to beat out blue-chip freshman Spencer Sanders and 2017 backup Taylor Cornelius for the Cowboys’ starting gig.

Mike Gundy appears on SportsCenter

If there are two things Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy is known for, it’s his team’s potent offenses and his signature mullet. During a SportsCenter interview with Barry Melrose, which you can watch here, Gundy said he might be switching up his hairstyle soon.

Gundy and Melrose discussed hair, parenting and play-by-play crew curses during the segment. In other words, Gundy seems to be taking well to the offseason as spring football approaches.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Chris Beard gave major props to Oklahoma State students for showing up to the Cowboys-Red Raiders game on Wednesday.
  • Baseball hosts Marist at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, 3 p.m ET on Saturday and 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
  • Men’s basketball players Trey Reeves and Mitchell Solomon earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, the conference announced on Thursday.
  • Softball split its doubleheader at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on Thursday. The Cowgirls beat Wisconsin 3-2 before losing 4-2 to Oregon State. Oklahoma State faces Oregon (1 p.m. ET) and Mississippi State (6 p.m. ET) on Friday and UC Davis (12:30 p.m. ET) on Sunday.
  • Women’s basketball plays its final road game of the regular season at West Virginia at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday.
  • Men’s basketball is at Texas for a 2 p.m. ET tipoff on Saturday. The game will be televised on the Longhorn Network.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens

Incoming wide receiver CJ Moore

Oklahoma State baseball

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