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OSU football notebook: Justin Gilbert punishment still to be determined

Starting cornerback Justin Gilbert was ejected late in the Cowboys' loss to West Virginia after being flagged for a flagrant personal foul for getting in a scuffle with a Mountaineer player.
Oklahoman Published: September 30, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert returns a kick off against Texas San Antonio during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday,  Sept. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ORG XMIT: TXEG103
Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert returns a kick off against Texas San Antonio during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ORG XMIT: TXEG103

BY GINA MIZELL AND JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writers, gmizell@opubco.com

GILBERT PUNISHMENT STILL TBD

As of Monday afternoon, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy still hadn't heard from the Big 12 regarding possible further punishment for starting cornerback Justin Gilbert, who was ejected late in the Cowboys' loss to West Virginia after being flagged for a flagrant personal foul for getting in a scuffle with a Mountaineer.

Gundy was clearly disappointed with Gilbert's behavior after the game. So even if the Big 12 takes no additional disciplinary action, could OSU?

“I'm gonna wait and see exactly what happens with the conference,” Gundy said, “and then I'll sit down and have a discussion with Justin.”

Should Gilbert be unavailable Saturday, Tyler Patmon would likely slide into a starting spot opposite Kevin Peterson, while Ashton Lampkin and Miketavius Jones could get pushed into more playing time.

TRACY MOORE GETS CALL FROM BLACKMON

Following the Cowboys' loss in Morgantown, receiver Tracy Moore got a phone call from an old pal.

Justin Blackmon.

Moore said the friends had a “good conversation.” And Blackmon, the former OSU star and current member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, ultimately had some simple advice for Moore.

“The bottom line (is) he said, ‘We don't lose. That's not what we do,'” Moore said. “So you need to figure it out and figure out what it takes to fix it.”

GUNDY NOT SURPRISED BY WALSH CRITICS

Gundy admitted Monday that even though he has a Twitter account — @CoachGundy — he isn't exactly the one physically typing the messages that go out into cyberspace.

So he wasn't completely aware of the way social media appeared to turn on Cowboy quarterback J.W. Walsh when he was largely ineffective against West Virginia. But the coach certainly isn't surprised.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
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...
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