TCU game

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Rack

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2:30pm gamtime...53 and sunny...perfect football weather.

One thing is for sure...last year vs TCU was perhaps the worst game we played all year...IF Gundy want's to beat the teams that beat us last year and he wants to prove he's not complacent and won't rest on a win... Then this is a hugely important game prior to a bye week. Will we get bowl eligible and have something to play for the rest of the season OR pack it in? Since TCU just beat Texas they will come in confident...So, Pokes, Which will it be? Let's show our support and be loud and proud. Once again the key will be turnovers...got to limit ours.

Go Pokes!
 

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Defense is starting to find some footing and will provide some cover while the offense continues to grow. Everything is incremental but I think we've got this one.
 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, I honestly don't know what to expect from this team on Saturday. Will we get Jeckyll or Mr. Hyde. A fitting analogy since it's Halloween.
 
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TCU is a 1/4's team which means their safeties are both run and pass players
4 Wide forces their safeties and corners to have to pretty much man up with their guy in their quarterif they go vertical.
Ride handoffs to force safeties to drive on the run, then hit slot receivers all day.
When they roll coverage, Sanders needs to be prepared to scramble and or simply run it back away from the handoff.

Then.... Outside receivers need to be going vertical to clear the corner. Wallace should be singled up a lot, when he is throw it to him.

We should have 4 or 5 concepts installed to attack their defense in this way.

If done properly, this should be a game where we all see what Sanders is capable of.

Think Pitt from a couple years ago. That's the TCU defense and we have the weapons and enough scheme to really torch it.

But, like Coco said, who knows what you get from this team from week to week.

Hell, we might line up with 2 fullbacks all day.
 

CocoCincinnati

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For fun we should start trying to guess the types of offensive plays we'll see. I'll start.
26 runs between the tackles
6 screens to the WR
5 designed QB runs around the edge
4 approximately 8 yard out routes
2 play action passes to Woods
1 reverse to Stoner
1 deep ball
 

Rack

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We need to throw on first down more...tape shows that we run it like 90% of first downs...if we open it up just a little with safe throws we can go back to the run on 2nd or 3rd downs if we successfully pass on 1st. Obviously the staffs main concern remains with the QB and him playing within the system. When he gets outside the system, his abilities go about 50/50 to big play vs tragic turnovers.
 
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A few minutes ago on Robert Allen's radio show it was acknowledged that there are rumors going around about an injury to a "key" player and he didn't deny them. Anybody have an idea who could be injured? The only one I noticed last week was Bray,
 
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Are they talking about Niang for TCU. There was a story that he was out due to torn hip labrum. Or were they talking a key OSU player?
Unconfirmed reports on Twitter about Tylan tearing ACL. Could be true, but also consider that Morgan Freeman has died multiple times on Twitter.
 

Rack

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Either way we need to show up and be loud and proud...this game is to make a bowl and get the season righted or at least in the right direction. Tickets on stubhub are as low as $13. Go Pokes!
 
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All of our pregame coverage can be viewed here.

A few features of note this week --- first, Frank Bonner II on former Wagoner standout Malcolm Rodriguez...

With linebacker Calvin Bundage most likely missing the entire season with a back injury, the OSU coaching staff needed to adjust. Moving Rodriguez from safety to linebacker with about two weeks left in training camp has worked out well for the Cowboys.

“It’s certainly helped our team,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “He’s playing in that position that’s extremely difficult in today’s game because his eyes get violated all the time with run-pass. He has to be a run defender at times or a secondary run defender, and then he also has to be involved in the play-action pass stuff and that’s not easy. So he’s really a perfect fit for us with what we’re asking him to do at this time.”

Rodriguez was a four-sport athlete at Wagoner High School and a two-time wrestling state champion. His wrestling skills have helped him become the No. 4 tackler in the Big 12 Conference with 8.3 tackles per game.

Rodriguez said he is become comfortable playing linebacker, but he is always looking for things to improve on.

“There is always room to improve and learn from coaches,” he said. “They always say, ‘Do this little thing’ and ‘Every little thing counts.’”
Also from Frank, a feature on WR Braydon Johnson...

When Oklahoma State receiver Braydon Johnson joined the team two years ago, coach Mike Gundy said the Cowboys culture was foreign to him.

“He didn’t know if he wanted to do it,” Gundy said of Johnson. “Accountability, structure, discipline, hard work. You know, (receivers coach Kasey) Dunn is a hard guy to play for. You’ve got to do everything right all the time or you’ve got to watch, and he’s turning the corner now.”

Johnson, a sophomore from Arlington, Texas, had two catches for seven yards last season. He’s has had at least one catch in six of the eight games this season, and has 10 receptions for 221 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson is having a solid year, but he said the process for him has been a grind.

“I’d say the toughest part is mentally, just being able to stay focused with all the distractions,” Johnson said. “Because I mean, everybody is here physically when you get to this level, but it’s the mental aspect of it. Being able to stay focused and just come out, even when you’re having a bad day, being able to push through it and keep working every day.”