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Daily Bullets (October 5)



Boynton set to break his silence

Oklahoma State announced on Wednesday that head coach Mike Boynton will address the media on Thursday afternoon, more than a week after the FBI revealed that his now former associate head coach, Lamont Evans, was arrested and charged for his involvement in a corruption and bribery scheme.

So what to make of the week-long delay? The Oklahoman’s John Helsley says it has everything to do with lawyers.

Boynton will be the last of the four head coaches who had assistants involved in the federal probe to address the situation publicly, although sources have said that he’s been ready and willing to talk, only to have OSU lawyers delay the process. [NewsOK]

While the recruiting scandal exposed by the FBI last week has embroiled the sport of college basketball, Boynton has done anything but sit back and relax. OSU started its practices last Friday, and with his top assistant now undergoing what will likely be a lengthy legal battle, he’s been running the show as the Cowboys prepare for the season.

It’s an odd, ominous time for the program, and Thursday’s comments from Boynton — where he stands with Evans, what he says about the case, etc. — will be very interesting, and perhaps career-defining for him.

Glenn Spencer preparing for long wars

Coming off a stunning loss to TCU in the Big 12 opener, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer says he was pleased with how his unit bounced back this week—and thinks his squad deserves a reward.

“Kids need to have a reward for practicing hard and going back at it after a tough loss,” he told the Tulsa World. “(Practicing) Tuesday and Wednesday is something they can be proud of — big smiles on their faces in the locker room. It makes all that hard work worthwhile. It gets that nasty taste out of their mouths for a week.” [Tulsa World]

After giving up 34 points to Texas Tech this weekend, Spencer came away encouraged by the defense. He also pointed to the league’s overall talent on offense as a reason to expect nail-biters more often.

“I think people are finding that there’s good offensive skill players,” Spencer said. “There’s a lot of parity in this league. It’s going to come down to the fourth quarter a lot of weekends.” [Tulsa World]


OSU and NCAA Notes

Breaking down the red zone scoring ..  the real reason Tennessee signed Brandon Weeden over Kaepernick .. checking in on Rudy’s Heisman campaign .. homecoming and hoops details announced ..

All the middle fingers.

This is neat.

Mike Leach! Go-go-go-go, hit-hit-hit-hit!

What You Missed on PFB

OSU burns the redshirt of Wagoner native Malcolm Rodriguez
• I look forward to this every week from Phillip Slavin on where AP voters slot Oklahoma State
• A look at James Washington’s success against Taco Tech
• How OSU’s surprising lack of discipline is hurting the Pokes
• Where media outlets are projecting OSU to land in the postseason
• This on 350-200 games in the Gundy era was fascinating

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The man who exposed college basketball’s biggest scandal
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