Daily Bullets

Written by Kyle Porter

Where we’re grateful we don’t have to pomp all week.

I’m scared for Saturday. (NewsOK)

We learned the Big 12 was insane last week. I thought we already knew that? (ESPN)

Great Gundy quote here: (Iowa State) had everything going on. The stands were full. Everybody had on the same color shirts. It was loud. The grass was tall. We stumbled around. They made a few plays. Things happened. (Tulsa World)

So we have walk-ons listed as backup WRs. But we’re deeper this season than we’ve ever been. (NewsOK)

Tracy Moore hates Red Solo Cup. As he should. (Scout)

Quinn Sharp is the Special Teams player of the week and this photo of him is spectacular. (NewsOK)

I guess this is good? It seems kind of confusing though… (okstate)

Brandon Weeden is 129 years old. (Deadspin)

At least we can beat a Big East team. I think. (ESPN)

O’Colly says Thurman Thomas is the 4th best player in OSU history. (O’Colly)

Whatever… (NewsOK)

Quinn Sharp gets a helmet sticker. He should have gottan all of them. (ESPN)

Berry Tramel says Iowa State’s linebackers are going to be an issue for OSU. (NewsOK)

Ubben copying Berry Tramel here, has OSU as the 9th — 9th — best team in the Big 12. (ESPN)

Basketball media day on Wednesday. (Big 12 Sports)

OSU is the most disappointing team in the Big 12 through the first half. I can’t disagree. (ESPN)

John Klein says OSU is on the verge of irrelevancy. (Tulsa World)

Who knew OSU had a linguist studying Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? (Wall Street Journal)

Oh wow, I never saw what Weeden said about his INT problem. (Yahoo!)


  • Walter Sobchek

    Yahoo Comment from the Weeden article:

    “I never heard of Weeden before he got drafted, still don’t think he’s any good. McCoy at least threw some TD passes. Don’t worry Colt, just bide your time. This turkey is making your return as the starter imminent.

    and NO i’m not a Browns fan. I’m just a smart person.”

  • Chris

    John Klein is an asshat.

    • And he’s not off the mark very far.

      • Chris

        I didn’t read the article.

  • JG

    Correction: YOU don’t have to pomp. It’s going to be a long week for me…

  • larry

    2 comments: never, ever forget the Savannah State scheduling joke. that game continues to bite us in the a**. problems usually exposed in 1st game. biggest improvement for all football teams comes between 1st and 2nd games. our 1st ame was Az and we lost primarily because we were unprepared to play an entire game against real opponents.

    never, ever forget that Bill Young has the capacity to grab defeat from the jaws of victory with that drop 8/midget front 3 prevent defense. no other defensive coordinator in the country has the ability to crawl into his turtle shell so quickly and completely. no other defensive coordinator in the country is committed to permitting an opposing QB to get comfortable in the pocket. even if he starts with +3 blitzes, and is successful, he WILL retreat to the 8 drop and the +1 small guy over 3 midget blitzes to allow the other teams offensive line to look like the Packers and create those I-35 lanes Young is so fond of for runners and passing.

    anyone else besides me know who justin wilcox is?

    if not, find out and join the “JUSTIN WILCOX FOR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR” movement (currently at 1).

  • Weeden’s comments were fantastic. Also shows that one of the most important things he’s learning is patience. There are way fewer possessions in the NFL than what he was used to at OSU, so field position becomes a much more important factor. Not gonna put 50 on the board every week…hell, might not put 50 on the board in an entire career in the NFL.

  • larry

    p.s. rogers, 6 plays. littlehead, 0 plays. maurice hayes, 0 plays. DE cooper bassett NT on both KU TD.s (posting this after reading Young’s BS excuse that DT’s need to be rotated).

  • Nate

    OSU isn’t the most disappointing team in the big 12… OU is. What was expected of us? We lose a road game with a true freshman quarterback and lose a close one at home in the last minute to a top 25 team.

    OU was supposed to be a national title contender. They lose their first conference home game to a team they are vastly more talented than. The Texas game proves it.

  • Kevin

    I do think it was important to adjust the defensive philosophy before the season to create more pressure, not allow teams to march for long drives. The offense last year complimented that strategy so well, and the turnovers generated made it look brilliant at times. This year we are seeing that with a young offense, lack of turnovers, this style of defense can get you beat by mediocre teams (AZ, TX, almost KU). Gotta figure things out…

  • On Tracy Moore- I was at that game.I don’t remember Red Solo Cup, but I do remember Sweet Caroline. After the third quarter, the entire stadium sings it. And when they rush the field after becoming bowl eligible and beating a top 5 team, they sing it AGAIN. I personally cannot listen to THAT song.

  • OSUaggie

    I’ve been on the Never-schedule-another-SSU bandwagon since before we played them; I too feel that single game hurt us more than anything else this season in not knowing what we had. While I think the KU game issue rests 100% with the coaches, it’s for a different reason than most. Your 27 point favorites, it’s cold and rainy, you get 10 minutes into the game and go sit for almost 2 hours. Zero focus, zero enthusiasm, the coaches should have seen the need for motivation and they blew it…they played like they were just anxious for the game to get over; no pop….For that reason, I still don’t think we’ve seen what we’re capable of doing just yet. Hopefully with Lunt back and a little payback incentive, we may get back on track with ISU.