Graduate assistant likely to play big role in coaching Oklahoma State special teams
With less than two days until Oklahoma State’s first fall practice, coach Mike Gundy still is not entirely sure how he is going to delegate the special teams coaching duties.
But it appears graduate assistant Ty Linder is going to play a significant role.
Gundy said Wednesday following his media golf outing that Linder could oversee all special teams units, much like former longtime special teams coordinator Joe DeForest did during his time in Stillwater.
“We’re either going to give him all of it, or part of it,” Gundy said, “just based on how it goes in the first week (of practice).”
Linder is a former Texas Tech outside linebacker who spent four seasons on the Red Raider staff since his playing career ended in 2007. He was an offensive graduate assistant in 2010 and 2011, with his primary responsibilities being tight ends and special teams, according to his Tech bio from last season.
Gundy also said the assistant coaches who help with specific areas of special teams like Kasey Dunn, Jemal Singleton, Van Malone and Doug Meacham will need to take on a little bit more responsibility in that area this season.
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