Gina Mizell: Recruits were on the sidelines for OSU-Texas

The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell took questions from readers in today's OSU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday on

Oklahoman Modified: October 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm •  Published: October 2, 2012

Both of those games will be very, very tough. WVU's offense is just insane, but they likely won't be able to stop OSU, either. K-State obviously plays a completely different style, and that game is on the road. Before the season, I predicted both of those as losses, and I still see it that way. With the parity in the Big 12, though, OSU can definitely win both of those games.

Commentary on Markelle Martin today was on the money. While OSU's corners might have been slightly over-hyped, it seems Martin took a lot of pressure off of them. If that is true, and in your opinion, what is the best way to fix that problem?

That's a great question--something I plan to write about today. The secondary play, and the corners specifically, has been the most surprising (disappointing) development so far in the early season. They're getting beat 1-on-1, getting PI calls and not getting interceptions. I hope to get some insight from Bill Young and those corners this week to see what can be corrected. Maybe they're allowing too much space? They rarely play right up on a receiver.

What was the tone of the crowd after the game? First loss (at home) in a while. I think I read about a full round of applause for the team after the game despite the disappointment?

Yes, standing ovation. Gundy tipped his cap to the crowd Sunday night, and Mack Brown did the same yesterday.

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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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