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Daily Bullets (August 1)



Road Warrior

Offensive line coach Josh Henson left a promotion at Arizona State to be in Stillwater, finding a rare spell of geographic consistency for an assistant coach. Running backs coach John Wozniak hasn’t been so lucky.

Wozniak is getting situated in Stillwater after arriving from Southern Miss last February. Before Southern Miss he was one of Nick Saban’s analysts at Alabama. (Since you’re asking… Yes, he enjoyed it. No Saban horror stories.)

Before Alabama it was UAB. And West Georgia. And Memphis. Montana State. LSU. Georgia Southern. LSU the first time. OSU the first time. And Knox College. [TulsaWorld]

Changing/losing jobs is one of the biggest life transitions… Wozniak has done it twelve times since graduation in 1999.


Continuing the theme of chasing your dreams, a former Cowboy football walk-on embodies the Oklahoma/OSU Cowboy nature.

Fields grew up in Detroit, the rustiest of Rust Belt cities. His father was killed before Fields was born. His mom worked hard. Life wasn’t easy. When Fields was 16, he came to Hugo, in southeastern Oklahoma, to spend some time with his grandparents. He decided to stay.

Fields played football at Hugo, suffered a dislocated knee injury that limited scholarship opportunities, then decided to walk on at OSU, since that was the school of his Detroit hero, Barry Sanders.

Fields suffered another dislocated knee while in Stillwater, but he persevered. Stayed on the team five years, made friends and an impact, got a Fiesta Bowl ring and a will to succeed. [NewsOK]

We’re pretty partial to passionate Cowboy walk-ons around here (see Porter, Kyle and Southwell, Justin), that passion built a platform for us to all experience OSU sports in this format.

OSU and NCAA Notes

With conference preseason polls in, see where OSU is projected to go bowling….15 candidates to replace Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss….UCF kicker took revenue off YouTube, deemed ineligible….Solid fall camp preview from TulsaWorld

Golden Pistol? The “We Miss Bill” Bowl? Has to be something a non-fan needs explained, right? At least give us a graphic of Phantom Pete riding a hurricane.

Word to the Canes: don’t let the MAC refs cross the Mason-Dixon line.

A deep ball connoisseur.

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