Blue Collar Boynton
“But the one thing I want people to understand, I don’t think about this thing as six years,” Boynton said. “For me, this is a one-year deal. The way I approach it is we’ve got this year to prove and improve this program. I’m going to put the best team together that’s possible to compete for 2018-19. We’ll do that as long as we’re here. I hope to be here a really long time. But I don’t get caught up in a whole lot of stuff that doesn’t help me have success.
“It’s good to be able to go out and tell people I’m going to be here for you, but at the same time, it’s fleeting. I sat in an office, not as big as this, six years ago and I had a degree hanging up on the wall from that university. We didn’t have the success we were supposed to have and that was over. I don’t get caught up in the comfort of a long-term deal. I keep the same workman’s mentality that I better be working as hard as I can because I don’t want to take a chance that the competition is going to outwork me.” [Newspress]
Understanding that to some degree everyone is coaching on a one-year deal is huge, unless of course you have a millstone-ten-year Ford-ian contract. The fleeting nature of it is painfully felt (see Travis Ford’s successor) but it’s a double-edged sword felt by the coaches as well.
Jelani Woods change to Cowboy Back (tight end) is one of a number of position changes this spring.
Woods isn’t the only Cowboy learning a new position this spring — at least four OSU players have changed positions since the end of last season.
Tracin Wallace, who like Woods redshirted at quarterback last season, has joined his brother Tylan at wide receiver. Tyrell Alexander flipped from receiver to cornerback.
Kenneth Edison-McGruder has slid back to safety from linebacker in Jim Knowles’ new 4-2-5 scheme. [TulsaWorld]
Quarterbacks seem to swap positions regularly – mostly to wide receiver, sometimes to running back or linebacker (Donovan Woods). But a Cam Newton-sized, basketball playing quarterback profiles perfectly for catching jump balls down the seam and in the red zone.
OSU and NCAA Notes
Pokes head out to the desert this weekend to finish up the regular season….So fair catches can now be called in a new area….Some details on the spring football game in Stillwater….Notes midway through spring ball from OSU….Interesting thoughts in this CFB pod on recruiting
Pokes keep the hot play in conference rolling.
— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) April 14, 2018
What a character.
FaceTiming Alex Noren 🤳 pic.twitter.com/YyUkzZMUx4
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 13, 2018
Impressive finish by the Cowgirls here.
— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) April 14, 2018
The turquoise is spreading.
We're thrilled to join @NikeN7 this weekend! Here's your first look at the turquoise unis that #OKState will be wearing on Saturday, and a little bit about what the Cowgirls' heritage means to them: pic.twitter.com/fw4zoFLxNF
— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) April 13, 2018
Have mercy, Red Raiders.
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) April 14, 2018
What You Missed on PFB
- Long-time Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant released yesterday
- Porter on Boynton, MB’s expectations, and program trajectory was great
- Watch Mike Gundy’s topless tribute to Bob Stoops
- A look at first-year quarterbacks under Mike Gundy
- 2019 QB Grant Gunnell taking a raincheck on his Stillwater visit
Other Stuff I’m Reading
- Finished reading a good one on a culture-shaping book from the 1940’s and how it’s impacted the church
- “What even is spring time” by the New Yorker had some funny lines
- James Harden on OKC quotes were tough to read in this GQ piece