The focus of the next three months will center on the continued rehab of Devin Davis and Brandon Garrett, who ideally project as the Cowboys starting tackles but are returning from significant injuries.
The Bedlam series hasn’t even gotten real yet, with three Big 12 games coming next month. If things spun just right, OU and OSU could conceivably face off 10 times, with potential meetings in the Big 12 Tournament and the Super Regional round of the postseason.
While just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Griffin was named Large Schools Player of the Year by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a senior, as well as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana according to NOLA.com’s Terrific 20.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was deep-rooted at an early age.
Mrs. Jackson, an English/Journalism teacher at Del City High, plucked him for the school paper, The Eagle Beacon, and John was hooked. While he detoured through a brief accounting career, John returned to college (Central Oklahoma) for a second degree and a second career that has seen him cover everything from the preps to the pros at The Oklahoman.
John lives in Edmond with his wife Roberta and two daughters, Sarah and Jillian, who are keeping the family tradition of cheering for the baseball team with the birds on the bat.