Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
Mike Gundy named to Dodd Trophy midseason watch list
The Cowboys’ early-season success is certainly traceable to their coach. Mike Gundy was one of 20 coaches named to the midseason watch list for the Dodd Trophy on Thursday, given annually to the coach who leads his team to success on and off the field.
Gundy, who apparently uses basketball concepts in his coaching, was one of only two Big 12 coaches to make the list, joining TCU’s Gary Patterson. He’s reportedly a “dream hire” for Arkansas should said coaching position come open, but he seems happy leading the No. 10 Cowboys.
Cowboys carry confidence into trip to Austin
Oklahoma State has won four straight road games against Texas. With a confident and prepared quarterback in Mason Rudolph, the Cowboys are ready to make it five in a row.
Oklahoma State is 2-0 against Texas with Rudolph as the starter.
Other headlines from the program
- CBS Sports has the Cowboys on “upset alert” against the Longhorns.
- After Oklahoma State’s victory against Texas Tech, Gundy gave Rudolph eight days off from throwing.
- Defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne said his breakout year is the result of “self-discipline.”
Cowboys picked last in Big 12 preseason poll
It was already known it was going to be a difficult season for the Oklahoma State basketball team. The Cowboys lost three starters, have a first-year head coach and find themselves in the middle of a national corruption scandal. In the Big 12 preseason poll released Sunday, the league’s coaches unanimously picked Oklahoma State to finish last in the conference. Coaches can’t include their schools on their ballots.
Shortly thereafter, the Cowboys released a quick video, simply to show they’ll use their place in the poll as motivation for the upcoming season.
Other headlines from the athletic department
- The Cowgirls tennis team won all four of its singles matches and both doubles matches in its first day at the ITA Regionals.
- The Oklahoma State women’s soccer team will try to remain atop the Big 12 when the Cowgirls face Kansas State on Friday.
- The Cowboys baseball team hosts Northeastern State on Friday for a fall scrimmage at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer
Week 7 UT pic.twitter.com/lndWnDvbK8
— Glenn Spencer (@Glenn_Spencer) October 20, 2017
Defensive end Trey Carter
I said I would never change, but it changed me, In this world all alone, can’t let it phase me
— Trey Carter (@treycarter2014) October 19, 2017
Basketball coach Mike Boynton
— Mike Boynton (@thacoachmike) October 19, 2017
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