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Oklahoma State chat: John Helsley dives into Wickline, Cowboys hoops and more

OSU writer John Helsley had a lively Power Lunch chat today, talking about the Joe Wickline-Mike Gundy relationship among other topics. Here are a few of the highlights from the chat:
by John Helsley Modified: January 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm •  Published: January 21, 2014

Pistolio: Comments on Tram's story on the friction between Gundy and Wickline? Was Gundy really going to fire him?
John Helsley: Popular topic, so we'll try to handle it with a 3-for-1. Let's start with this: 10 years is a long time to be on one staff. Over time, friction, differences of opinion, etc., often develop. I've heard that was the case with Wickline/Gundy, and it may have intensified with the hiring of Yurcich.

Guest: will there be any surprise recruits that land in Stillwater?
Helsley: Always a chance of it. The Cowboys are in the hunt for Louisiana LB Kenny Young, who would be a great get. They are getting a visit from Jenks standout Stephen Parker. And while indications are that Parker is headed elsewhere, if they get a visit, there's always a chance.

Orange Jesus: Are scouts going to stay away from bball games after that story badmouthing Gallagher-Iba came out?

Helsley: I'm not buying it. I mean, if you're the GM of an organization, do you want some other team getting a good player because your scout doesn't like the working conditions in GIA? Baseball scouts find ballplayers in Taloga. They'll analyze OSU players, one way or another. Whether it's regularly in GIA, or on the road or in the tournament, then so be it.
You can read the full chat transcript here.
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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