Bedlam football: Kasey Taylor divided between Sooner roots, Cowboy husband

Wife of OSU right guard Lane Taylor was a big OU fan growing up, but will be wearing orange on Saturday.
by Gina Mizell Published: November 21, 2012

“I don't think that's going to happen,” Kasey told her dad. “He's a football player.”

But Kasey's parents now love having a Cowboy son-in-law. They all go to games together in Stillwater — donning orange. And other family members who are OU fans rarely give Lane a hard time, even during Bedlam week.

Probably wise, given Lane is 6-3 and nearly 330 pounds.

“I think they're kind of scared of him, almost,” Kasey said with a laugh. “They won't talk smack to him. They'll just kind of wear red.”

Kasey still has all her crimson gear buried away — for now. Some of it actually may have “accidentally” disappeared for good, thanks to Lane.  

But even though Kasey will have a degree in educational psychology and sociology from OSU at the end of the semester, she plans to go back to supporting her Sooners once Lane is no longer part of the Cowboy program. That means they both expect to have battles for the TV remote on Saturdays next fall.

Kasey's even still got that onesie, and will try to convince Lane to let their baby boy or girl wear it one day.

For the rest of Lane's football career, though, she'll cheer for the Cowboys.

“Obviously, supporting him is my No. 1 priority,” Kasey said. “After the season ends, I can't wait to pull back out my crimson and cream.

“But Saturday, I will be wearing orange.”

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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