Oklahoma State safety Daytawion Lowe was on hand for the National Football Foundation (Oklahoma Chapter) and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Awards dinner Thursday night, as he was honored as one of the state’s NFF Jim Thorpe Players of the Year.
Lowe chatted with The Oklahoman’s Ryan Aber about several offseason topics as the Cowboys finish up their first week of summer workouts.
On new safeties coach Tim Duffie:
“I love him. He’s came in and just really tried to get us better. He hasn’t really come in and tried to force what he wants to do. It’s really about us and you can tell it’s about us. That’s what I really like about him.
“Our coaches are so much on the same accord that it really hasn’t been too much of a change. He just kind of came in and just jumped right along with it.”
On new cornerback transfer Tyler Patmon:
“I have met him. He’s a pretty cool guy. I actually watched a little film on him when I found out he was coming. His footwork is great. I saw his footwork today when we worked out. I think he’s going to be a great addition to our team.
“I think it’s a great rule (to allow graduated players to transfer and play right away). If you’ve done your years, handled your business and you get that diploma and you want to go somewhere else, I think that’s fine. That’s a hard thing to do is try to get your diploma and still have years left (to play).”
On Wes Lunt’s decision to transfer:
“It was kind of crazy to much. I heard about it from one of my neighbors. It kind of shocked me. Even being back in Stillwater now, it really hasn’t been a big distraction. Not too many people on the team are talking about it. It’s just something that happened. We’re just kind of going along with the pieces we’ve got.”
On his post-college plans, besides playing (he graduates in December):
“I’m trying to get into coaching. I want to stick with football. I’m not ready to leave it.”