OSU Football: Bedenbaugh the next OC?
December 27, 2010
Bill Bedenbaugh’s name is one that has been floated as a possibility to fill the offensive coordinator job at Oklahoma State.
I doubt the Arizona co-offensive coordinator will get the job — too many other possibilities seem more feasible — but crossing paths with him yesterday in San Antonio was definitely... Read More
Quinton Carter: OU football player a rarity
December 21, 2010
University of Oklahoma football Quinton Carter autographs a football for Tom Swyear during a visit to the Veteran's Center by Carter's SOUL Foundation on Thursday, December 16, 2010, in Norman, OK. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, The Oklahoman
Going to games, talking to athletes and coaches, making a living covering sports... Read More
Some OSU news you might’ve missed …
December 20, 2010
After a week filled with breaking news and big headlines, there was a bit of news out of Stillwater that might’ve gone under your radar.
Oklahoma State is lowering prices for some of its football tickets.
The cost-reduction plan was announced amid swirling rumors about Dana Holgorsen’s future and the... Read More
Holgorsen’s departure different than Wilson’s
December 15, 2010
When I blogged yesterday about the folks who could potentially follow Dana Holgorsen out the door at Oklahoma State, I received a few comments hearkening back to the departure of another offensive coordinator.
This comment from Caleb sums up those comments: “Where was all of this type of talk when Wilson left... Read More
Holgorsen’s departure: Who’s next?
December 14, 2010
Word out of Charleston, W.V., is that Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has been hired by West Virginia.
He’ll be the offensive coordinator next season, then take over as head coach the following year. It’s a bit of a goofy deal, being brought in to take over for a guy who tied for the... Read More
Kevin Wilson: Honest to the end
December 08, 2010
Pulling out of the Jerry World parking lot early Sunday morning, we started comparing notes.
Berry Tramel, Jake Trotter and I were in the car together, and even though we’d all just covered the Big 12 title game, the crush of deadline had left it difficult to talk about things we’d seen and heard after the... Read More
Blackmon and a Sooner: A Bedlam tale
November 30, 2010
Bedlam oftentimes brings out the best in teams but the worst in people.
In case you hadn’t noticed, this rivalry can be a mean one.
But after Saturday night’s game, there was a moment on the Boone Pickens Stadium turf that shows the good that can come out of this hard-fought series. Chuck Bowman, who played... Read More
Can’t get enough Bedlam? Stay tuned
November 24, 2010
The fans are talking Bedlam. The media is talking Bedlam. The teams are talking Bedlam.
Want a little more talk?
(You know you do.)
Be sure to tune into a new show on KSBI Channel 52. OK SportsWrap debuted this week with hosts Brian Birchell and Mark Rodgers, and yours truly was invited onto the show... Read More
National coach of the year? Easy call
November 23, 2010
‘Tis the season — the college football awards season.
A slew of finalists for a variety of individual awards were announced earlier this week, and today, my ballot for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year arrived in my email inbox. Members of the Football Writers Association of America are allowed to vote,... Read More
Maybe he’s at least enjoying OSU’s big year …
November 21, 2010
Former Oklahoma State standout Kevin Williams is one of my all-time favorite players to interview.
He had a totally unassuming but funny way about him during his time as a Cowboy.
Maybe that’s coming in hand nowadays.
Williams and his Minnesota Viking teammates are suffering through the roughest of seasons.... Read More
Heisman voting: To Cam or not to Cam …
November 11, 2010
The bad press keeps mounting on Cam Newton.
Must more, and the stout Auburn quarterback won’t be able to see of the mountain of negative clippings and reports. First came the report that his services had been shopped when he was being recruited last year – with an asking price of $200,000. Then... Read More
Next big rivalry: OSU-Missouri?
December 22, 2009
Jay Nixon is no household name to folks in Oklahoma, but he’s doing his darnedest to become public enemy No. 1 to Oklahoma State fans.
The Missouri governor talked recently to the Associated Press about the possibility of the Missouri Tigers leaving the Big 12 and joining the Big Ten. The powers that be... Read More
Speedway closing = history lost
December 16, 2009
An Oklahoma City sports institution is closing. We learned Monday that State Fair Speedway’s days are numbered. Oklahoma City officials say major electrical repairs are forcing the track’s closing. Speedway officials say the whole thing is a smokescreen concocted to close the... Read More
More from The Q&A: Phillip Dillard
December 05, 2009
Phillip Dillard and his Nebraska teammates face a tall task today — slowing down Colt McCoy and the Texas offense in the Big 12 championship game.
But it’s hardly the first challenge the former Jenks High School standout has faced. The linebacker has endured high-profile coaching changes and... Read More
A nice read on a hated rival
December 04, 2009
Just when you think you’ve read everything there is to know about a high-profile athlete, a story comes along with all sorts of new information.
This one about Texas quarterback Colt McCoy came across my desk today. It was sent in an e-mail by the Texas sports information office, which is really promoting the... Read More
Basketball starts early this year
December 03, 2009
Basketball season is upon us, and it’s arrived earlier than normal in Oklahoma. Oh, sure, the games start around the same time every year, the NBA tipping off in late October, the colleges in mid-November. But really, no one in our fair state usually pays roundball much attention until early January.... Read More
More from the NFL Q&A: Jacob Lacey
November 22, 2009
Jacob Lacey is making quite a splash in the NFL. Undrafted last spring, the former Oklahoma State cornerback has started the last two games for the Indianapolis Colts. He even had seven tackles a week ago against New England.
He still keeps a close eye, though, on his alma mater.
Jenni Carlson: Bedlam’s... Read More
Forget Bedlam for a moment
November 19, 2009
Over the past year or so, I’ve had the honor of sharing several times about Caleb Spady.
The Hinton boy had a passion for baseball. He had a love for the Texas Rangers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He also had an inoperable, incurable form of brain cancer.
Sadly, Caleb died in July, but his... Read More
A new OKC Thanksgiving tradition?
November 18, 2009
No holiday is more tradition-rich than Thanksgiving.
Another activity is trying to work its way into the traditions of folks in Oklahoma City. Even though the Oklahoma City Turkey Trot is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, it has largely been a forgotten about event. But now the 5K race is moving... Read More