Long and Strong
The first of the additions to Mike Boynton’s roster this week was 6’9″ forward Maurice Calloo – who fills a void in the roster.
Calloo, who OSU lists at 6-foot-9, 225 pounds, played high school basketball for Huntington (W.Va.) Prep and Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. He was a teammate of OSU guard Curtis Jones at Huntington.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said in a news release Calloo can play anywhere on the court.
“He has a great shot for a player his size, but he also has good ball handling ability and can drive and make plays in the paint,” Boynton said. “He is a really good finisher and an aggressive rebounder. He will add to our versatility and length.” [TulsaWorld]
If Calloo can put on a few pounds, between he, Yor Anei, and Duncan Demuth, a rotation level power forward should emerge, allowing Cameron McGriff and Lindy Waters to play more natural spots at the small forward/wing spot.
Plus, layering the roster with rangy forwards with good length will only build depth.
Supply and Demand
It’s a simple economic principle that has the Steelers’ QB1 up-at-arms about his Stillwater transplant joining him on the depth chart.
(Rudolph) has flaws. He has room to improve. But considering Rudolph’s potential and Roethlisberger’s history with injuries over the past couple seasons, the day might come sooner rather than later that Rudolph is the Steelers’ starting quarterback instead of Roethlisberger.
Clearly, that has Big Ben rattled. [NewsOK]
If Big Ben isn’t capable of filling the quarterback demand on the roster, Mason Rudolph would appear to be a capable talent to supply the demand. Who likes a younger, cheaper replacement with the potential to replace them?
OSU and NCAA Notes
“Driven” crew takes a peek at Cowboy stud Matthew Wolff’s swing….Pittsburgh signed James Washington to a four-year deal….Rudolph has to learn to stay out of Big Ben’s way in Pittsburgh….Alex Noren tees off at 10:25am back 15 off the lead (Tiger and Spieth at 2:05pm)
Pokes got revenge in Waco yesterday, winning it 11-6.
— FOX Sports Oklahoma (@FOXSportsOK) May 13, 2018
Rickie proving again he’s one of the good guys.
Redick meet Rickie.
Rickie meet Redick.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 11, 2018
Congrats to these Pokes who finished up their degrees.
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) May 12, 2018
Arrroyo appears to be more and more entrenched in this Oregon staff.
Oregon’s Mario Cristobal promotes OC/QB coach Marcus Arroyo to assistant head coach, safeties coach Keith Heyward to co-DC & associate head coach/defensive line coach Joe Salave’a to co-DC/run game coordinator
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 11, 2018
This looks awesome.
— Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) March 28, 2018
What You Missed on PFB
- Pokes landed a three-star defensive tackle from a Texas powerhouse