Answer(ed) the Question
ESPN says the only question to be answered on the Cowboy offense is in the left tackle position.
The Cowboys are loaded everywhere on offense, including the line, where the only big question to begin the spring involved left tackle. Aaron Cochran, an accomplished grad transfer from Cal, provided a resounding answer and immediately plugs a hole in the lineup.
But he needs to use the preseason to mesh with everyone around him. At such an important position to QB Mason Rudolph, Cochran must be ready to perform in September as if he has been with the Cowboys for years. [ESPN]
Coming out of the “Bear Raid” offense at Cal, the grad transfer should transition well. But to their point, it is a “transition”.
The Shallow End
Athlon ranked OSU’s running backs fifth in the conference based on the shallow pool of proven depth.
(Justice)vHill rushed for 1,142 yards and six scores as a true freshman last fall and will increase those totals with more opportunities as the lead back in 2017. (Chuba) Hubbard – a three-star recruit in the 2017 signing class – arrives from Canada this summer to push for the No. 2 job. If Hubbard doesn’t win the spot, junior Jeff Carr and redshirt freshmen Ja’Ron Wilson and LD Brown will factor into the No. 2 role. [Athlon Sports]
Impressive that the Cowboys are ahead of OU and Kansas State. And good luck telling this guy he doesn’t figure in.
OSU and NCAA Notes
Gundy’s offensive triplets were named in the top 100 players in CFB….Pokes are No. 34 in recruiting (Rivals) over last five years….Bama and Saban learning from their (one) loss….MLB’s new Bronx Bomber is tutored by a Holliday
Just a couple fiery orators – guaranteed that everyone left inspired.
— Glenn Spencer (@Glenn_Spencer) July 13, 2017
Not sure what the Gundy’s are up to at the Mayo Clinic but incredible ambassadors for the brand (as usual).
— Tyler (@OSUfreak82) July 13, 2017
An honest mistake, we’ve all been there. Believe the term is “wishful thinking”.
Whoops, guess I'm seven Thursdays early pic.twitter.com/Z9d3exAtOA
— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) July 13, 2017
Best of wishes to friend of the site, Cowboy alumnus and now former beat writer covering the Pokes, Kyle Frederickson.
— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) July 12, 2017
What You Missed on PFB
- OU picked first, OSU second in preseason Big 12 polls (and what those picks tell us)
- Cowboy secondary continues to be fluid with another surprising move
- Carson and Porter talk with head baseball coach Josh Holliday
- Check out all the recruiting news in the latest Reload
- Boone breaks down the Big 12 rankings and what they mean
Other Stuff I’m Reading
Looking forward to this coming out next week.