Mandeville here – well-rested and back in the saddle. Thanks again to Porter for covering for me and the Pokes for making it a good week to go off the map.
I’ll come right outta the chute with my thoughts on the QB battle – Taylor Cornelius ain’t bad… but he may be a bad fit for 2018 Cowboy Football.
There will be OSU fans who demand a quarterback change, but not even a Brandon Weeden or a Rudolph or a Tom Brady would thrive behind this OSU offensive line.
If Cowboy QB Taylor Cornelius had worn a pedometer on Saturday, his scrambling steps easily would have been in the 200-yard neighborhood.
Cornelius, Gundy said, was “running for his life.”
Actually, Cornelius wasn’t bad on Saturday. He passed for 289 yards and four touchdowns. [TulsaWorld]
An offense with a… deficient line will struggle to do much of anything. But how would an offense with a more dynamic quarterback fare? That’s my thing – behind a solid line TC could deliver quarterback play necessary to win a healthy amount of ballgames. But I think a quarterback with more agility, a more dynamic runner would be better suited.
P.S.: can’t we just come up with lots of two-second passes to call for like Tech does? It’s fine if we want to make Iowa State look like the Steel Curtain but I’d rather we just call for some quicker routes.
If you’re trying to link up the 2018 Cowboy Football season with a team from previous years, it’s hard to point at a season in the last five, six-years as most similar.
Saturday confirmed one thing: This won’t be 2013. While both teams had a fifth-year senior at quarterback (Clint Chelf and Taylor Cornelius) and a first-year defensive coordinator (Glenn Spencer and Jim Knowles), this year’s team has already matched the number of regular-season losses that the 2013 squad had.
The 48-42 loss to Iowa State drops Oklahoma State to 1-2 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2006. It isn’t something fans are used to, and their consternation showed in the empty seats and angry tweets.
But there needs to be a little perspective: This isn’t 2014, either. I covered the 2014 team, my first on the beat. Against a decent defense, like the one Iowa State brought to Stillwater on Saturday, it couldn’t move the ball. Its five consecutive losses came by an average of 24.6 points. [TulsaWorld]
Too prolific for a 2014 offense but not successful enough to sniff 2013’s win total.
OSU and NCAA Notes
Early tipoff for Bedlam Basketball in Norman.
? Schedule Update ?
— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) October 8, 2018
Boone can use it as a paper-weight…
So grateful to my good friend and visionary #okstate athletic director Mike Holder for bringing me a replica of the #ncaagolf championship trophy we won this year. Go Pokes! pic.twitter.com/UuXB03U8fx
— T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) October 8, 2018
Or maybe steal a page from John Smith’s book – a door stop.
— Larry Reece (@cowboyvoice) October 4, 2018
This four-star safety that OSU went after is back on the trail again.
— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) October 8, 2018
Yesterday on PFB
- OSU’s 2019 QB commit just got offered by a playoff contender
- Boone looks at the QB play of late
- Gundy says he’s planning to redshirt Spencer Sanders
- Carson and Porter talk 2018 Cowboy Football in the latest pod
- See what Gundy had to say in his weekly presser this week