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Wallace brothers looked good. We know about Tylan and he had a couple of nice snags, but Tracin also looks to be a player. If he had #11 on I would have thought it was Gabe Lindsay.
Stoner was held out due to knee, but will be fine for summer. Not sure why McClesky was held out as he was dressed to play.
On defense: who stood out to me -
Brailford - line was having hard time containing him
Thabo Mwaniki - looks faster
Malcolm Rodriguez - he will contribute this year on D
AJ Green and Rodarious Williams were not challenged.
Good to see Tyrell Alexander at CB. I think he has a chance to be good, but was beat by Johnson and Tylan.
So will a lot of others this year.
 
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The latest from Mark Cooper...

STILLWATER — Putting a bow on Oklahoma State’s spring football session and looking back on what we learned:

Outside of QB and WR, much of the roster looks … improved?

When Mike Gundy gave a CliffsNotes rundown of Oklahoma State’s personnel by position after the spring game, more often than not, he had high hopes for improvement.

The Cowboys should be even better at running back. Their offensive line has the chance to be steady, with three returning starters. The cornerbacks are improving. The linebackers will be better. The defensive line returns nearly everyone. The specialists do all return.

Of course, at two of the most visible positions, Oklahoma State is replacing starters Mason Rudolph, James Washington and Marcell Ateman. But the talent and experience on the rest of the roster might be better than it was in 2017.
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It's hard to think about replacing Wash and Ateman, but I literally have zero concerns with producing at the wideout position, for years to come.

If we can get Chelf like production out of Brown/Corndog/Sanders, I like the chances of another solid season. For the record, I think the starting QB position is Corndog's to lose and if Brown or Sanders end up starting at some point during the season (negating Corndog being injured), I think it will be a good thing and not a bad thing.
 
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It's hard to think about replacing Wash and Ateman, but I literally have zero concerns with producing at the wideout position, for years to come.

If we can get Chelf like production out of Brown/Corndog/Sanders, I like the chances of another solid season. For the record, I think the starting QB position is Corndog's to lose and if Brown or Sanders end up starting at some point during the season (negating Corndog being injured), I think it will be a good thing and not a bad thing.
I am a believer in Corndog, Everybody love the successful "walk-on" story from a small town that grew-up and developed while in oSu program. From a skinny 190 lb dude to 235 lb stud.

He been here long time, performed well as back-up QB for the last 3 Spring Games. A Sr. mature with beard and bolding QB, low-key ,cool athletic dude that understand the system, familiar with the plays, and make good decisions fast. He most probably will not run as wild like Chelf, though he is a better runner than Rudolph, and he will produce better as passing QB, blue eyes don't stare at one receiver and sees the field better with stronger arm than Chelf and way taller than Chelf while towering above most OL at 6-6.

Most importantly, he had good record as a teammate, (Mason Rudolph really love this teammate and roommate and you can see how happy Rudolph was when Corndog scored his first running TD) is a good character and well liked by all teammates (especially the next great WR Tyron Johnson loves Corndog too)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptd_1ISV4xA
 
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I am a believer in Corndog, Everybody love the successful "walk-on" story from a small town that grew-up and developed while in oSu program. From a skinny 190 lb dude to 235 lb stud.

He been here long time, performed well as back-up QB for the last 3 Spring Games. A Sr. mature with beard and bolding QB, low-key ,cool athletic dude that understand the system, familiar with the plays, and make good decisions fast. He most probably will not run as wild like Chelf, though he is a better runner than Rudolph, and he will produce better as passing QB, blue eyes don't stare at one receiver and sees the field better with stronger arm than Chelf and way taller than Chelf while towering above most OL at 6-6.

Most importantly, he had good record as a teammate, (Mason Rudolph really love this teammate and roommate and you can see how happy Rudolph was when Corndog scored his first running TD) is a good character and well liked by all teammates (especially the next great WR Tyron Johnson loves Corndog too)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptd_1ISV4xA
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From Guerin Emig:

Now that spring is over we can pack up Big 12 Conference football until July 16-17, when players and coaches report to Frisco, Texas, for media days.

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Oklahoma State

I want to know: Something, anything, about Jim Knowles, the defensive coordinator Mike Gundy hired away from Duke and has since shielded from reporters like a contagion.
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Bill Haisten reflects on what have been three stellar years for in-state college football fans...

In a big picture that includes both the Sooners and Cowboys, 2015-17 qualifies as having been the Best of Times. Their combined record was 64-15 — the best combined three-year record ever for the Bedlam programs.

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The Sooners and Cowboys thrived because of good players, and the recent NFL draft underscored why 2015-17 was such a prosperous time for the Bedlam squads.


Drafted from Oklahoma State were Washington, Rudolph, safety Tre Flowers and wide receiver Marcell Ateman. Five more Cowboys will be in NFL camps as undrafted free agents.

That’s a total of 23 Bedlam athletes who currently are NFL rookies. How does 23 compare to other recent totals? There were 13 in 2017, 10 in 2016, 10 in 2015 and 12 in 2014.
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Not exactly OSU spring football related, but Jenks' new high school football coach is a former OSU walk-on...

Trimble became the Jenks head coach at the age of 32. Riggs didn’t even start his high school coaching career until he was 37. Before that, he was a software developer. A former Owasso Rams running back, Riggs during the mid-’80s was an Oklahoma State walk-on. An injury ended his playing career.

Riggs dabbled in coaching youth-league football, but didn’t get paid to coach until joining Trimble’s Jenks staff in 2003. Riggs was a part of seven of Trimble’s 13 state championship teams.

No longer will Riggs teach a computer science class at Jenks High School. In addition to his new role as the head football coach, he becomes an assistant athletic director.
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Sort of spring football related? From Guerin Emig's Sunday column...

My highlight last week was lunch with Chris Norris, Richard Ayers and the Stillwater Frontier Rotary Club Thursday. A hospitable, uplifting bunch.

We had a spirited, thoughtful Q and A where they asked about Mike Boynton (A: You’ve got a keeper right there), Jim Knowles (A: You’ve got a mystery, since nobody has been allowed to talk to the guy) and the future of both the Tulsa World and print journalism.

When Oklahoma State football came up, I asked the Rotarians a question: Who’s your starting quarterback for the opener?

The only name I heard in response: Taylor Cornelius.
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Not really spring football related (especially since it's summer) but football related...

Two from Oklahoma State are among the 20 from Big 12 Conference schools who were named recipients of the Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, the league office announced Thursday. The amount of each scholarship is $10,000.

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Oklahoma State football player Britton Abbott and cross country/track runner Stephanie Ferrante also received the scholarship.
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Another offseason football tidbit that I didn't want to start a new thread on --- Oklahoma State has two players on CFL rosters currently:

B.C. Lions

Derrick Moncrief, LB (Oklahoma State): Started eight games in his rookie campaign, including two postseason games. An Auburn transfer, he spent two seasons at OSU (2015-16) and played in 13 games with 16 tackles and one tackle for loss.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Adarius Bowman, WR (Oklahoma State): A three-time CFL All-Star, he is entering his 11th season in the league. He started at Saskatchewan (2008) before playing for the Blue Bombers (2009-10) and Edmonton (2011-17). In 2006, he was the Big 12 offensive newcomer of the year.
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