Happy (day late) birthday to my brother Kevin. Go check out his new podcast.
Lundblade out, Wilson In at Center?
(Johnny) Wilson’s role at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Baylor at Boone Pickens Stadium remains unclear as Lundblade tries to work his way back to health. Wilson could start in place of Lundblade at center, return to the starting guard spot, or give way to redshirt freshman Teven Jenkins, who has also seen action at guard.
“I don’t think I’m a mean guy,” Wilson said, a smile peeking through his long, red goatee. “But I love playing football being a mean guy and having people not like me. [NewsOK]
I like that Rudolph calls him crazy. That’s how I need my offensive linemen to be. A little bit off. Like this guy.
— Evan Epstein (@EvanEpstein60) September 9, 2017
How Mike Yurcich Prepares
Really fun article here about how Yurcich gets ready for Saturdays.
Explosive offenses are often combated with additional attention and effort from opposing defensive coordinators. Having an open mind while trying to anticipate how opponents will stop the offense is pivotal, Yurcich said.
“When you can figure out what’s coming down the pipe, that’s really important,” Yurcich said. “If you know in your brain how they’ll try to stop you, and you can foresee that and have an answer ready for it, that’s pretty cool.” [O’Colly]
Again, he’s not the best quote, but he’s put together a tremendous machine.
Keep Pounding Justice?
Good stuff here from Guerin Emig on whether Oklahoma State should keep riding No. 5.
Seriously, the dude is a different breed of tough. If the Cowboys keep wanting to hand off to him, he’ll accept the responsibility willingly. But another 25 or 30 times a game? OSU’s recent history shows that’s a lot to ask over the first half of a season, and a little too much over the second. [Tulsa World]
You won’t find a bigger Justice fan than myself, but as much as I love those cutbacks (see below), I wish they’d put him in the stable a little bit in the coming weeks. They have a plenty capable King they can roll out to assert his dominion.
OSU and NCAA News
I love that Gundy zigs when everyone else zags … We nervous, Kansas? … There is a college basketball player named Seventh Woods (!) … Urban Meyer only makes $6.4M a year? … Cowgirl softball won 14-0 on Wednesday … Baker Mayfield and Sports Illustrated (all of our favorite things!) … Five Thirty Eight explores how OU can make the playoff (per the usual, there will be a lot riding on Bedlam) … Kaylee Jensen named Preseason All-Big 12 (thankfully they didn’t list 28 players like in previous years) … Kiper and McShay have Rudolph going late first or early second round ($).
This was one of the all-timers.
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 12, 2017
What You Missed on PFB
• Baker Mayfield, in on the joke
• Justice Hill is playing out his childhood fantasy
• Mason Rudolph has never beaten Baylor
• All the stats in the world mean nothing if you don’t win games
• OSU has been subpoenaed by a NYC grand jury (not good!)
As a kid during horrible OSU football games I used to gaze over at GIA and long for basketball season. Times have changed. https://t.co/9tYTdklQoV
— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) October 11, 2017
More Stuff I’m Reading
11-year-old girl's reaction after learning she's been adopted. In a world which negative news takes precedence, I hope this brings you joy. pic.twitter.com/L3tUg3HXrj
— Norm Kelly (@norm) October 11, 2017