PFB - Daily Bullets (May 17)

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Feb 17, 2018
Blue Turf Blues

The Pokes will finish non-conference play this fall with quite a challenge.

On Sept. 15 in Stillwater, a tremendous matchup: Boise State vs. OSU.

With coach Chris Petersen in 2006-13, the Broncos were 92-12. With coach Bryan Harsin during the past four seasons, Boise State is 42-12.

The 2017 Broncos were 11-3 and the Mountain West champions. Returning for the 2018 Broncos are 10 defensive starters. The only lost starter — linebacker Leighton Vander Esch — was a first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys. [TulsaWorld]

Will this be the toughest non-conference game (at home) since… Georgia?

It’s nice to miss out on the first round pick but it appears he left plenty of experienced teammates behind.

Positionless in Seattle

Ex-Cowboy safety Tre Flowers is mixing it up at the cornerback position for the Seattle Seahawks… what’s that about?

In Flowers, the Seahawks see the same kind of measurables as other players who found success at cornerback in their system. He’s listed at 6-3, 203 pounds, with an arm length of 33-7/8 inches — far above the 32 inches that has long been seen as the minimum Seattle likes in its cornerbacks. That’s almost the exact size as Richard Sherman, who is 6-3, 195, but with longer arms — Sherman measured at 32 inches at the NFL Combine in 2011.

So while Flowers played little cornerback at Oklahoma State, spending most of his time at free and strong safety, the Seahawks are taking a flyer — and a low-risk fifth-round one, at that — that he can, well, blossom at a position where Seattle has a need… [SeattleTimes]​

It sounds like Flowers may be tailor-made for the role. The piece goes on to outline how Seattle corners have to learn a special move (an early step-kick) that bodes well for those new to the position. Flowers definitely won’t have to unteach an old conventional habit.

OSU and NCAA Notes

Cowgirl Softball has a neat tradition for seniors….Twelve OSU Baseball players earned academic honors….Not fun to see who No. 1 is on this list of who might be the new UCF in 2018….Talk about the Dallas receiver position (post-Dez) and Seattle cornerback position (Tre Flowers) here….Diehards has way-too-early Big 12 bowl projections, Pokes headed to bbq n’ blues

High praise if it’s from a Celtics fan.

Bill Simmons with some high praise for former #okstate star Marcus Smart on his latest podcast:

— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) May 16, 2018

It’s easy to look at the lack of a national title for a decade as slipping but these are still extremely impressive numbers (plus a ~99 percent championship qualifying rate)

Fun with Numbers
1️⃣3️⃣ NCAA-leading regional titles

3️⃣ regional titles in a row

4️⃣ regional titles in the past 5️⃣ seasons

7️⃣1️⃣ times #okstate has qualified for the #NCAAGolf Championships in 7️⃣2️⃣ seasons

9️⃣ wins in 2017-18#golfschool

— Oklahoma State Golf (@OSUCowboyGolf) May 16, 2018

Gundy sends his best.

Congrats pouring in as the @buffalobills announced that @thurmanthomas will have his #34 retired.

Thurman's former Oklahoma State teammate and current @CowboyFB head coach Mike Gundy @CoachGundy sent along his congrats!

— One Bills Live (@OneBillsLive) May 16, 2018

My goodness this is a fun non-con slate.

Texas's future non-conference schedules:
2019: LSU
2020: at LSU
2021: at Arkansas
2022: Alabama
2023: at Alabama
2024: at Michigan
2025: Ohio State
2026: at Ohio State
2027: Michigan

— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) May 16, 2018

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