STILLWATER – Oklahoma State boasts 48 combinations with its new Nike football apparel, but has yet to name a uniform coordinator.
High in the saddle with their loftiest preseason ranking ever (No. 8 in the coaches' poll), the Cowboys search for their football fashionista as the spotlight shines brightly.
Will seniors be asked to coordinate the colors each week? Will the entire team vote every Monday? Will it be up to the team captains? Perhaps the player of the game will earn the honor of choosing the following week's uniforms.
Should such a highly scrutinized position of power be handled by just one person, or should the majority rule?
Head man Mike Gundy was chosen the league's best-dressed coach two weeks ago at Media Days in Dallas, but the reigning Big 12 coach of the year has said he has no interest in the gig.
"We haven't decided yet how we're going to decide," OSU equipment coordinator Wes Edwards explained aptly.
The team's new clothing line is stored inside the massiveness of Boone Pickens Stadium, and the Cowboys like what they see.
"Thanks to Mr. Pickens, we have enough closet space," Edwards said.
For home games, jerseys will be available in orange, black and gray. Pants have four options in orange, black, gray and white. Helmets come in white, black and gray.
Several OSU players have volunteered their services as uniform coordinator.
"I feel pretty good about me," junior fullback Kye Staley said. "A lot of people on this team be hatin' on the Polo (shirts I wear) and I don't want to be hurting anyone's feelings, but I'd pick me."
Asked who he considered to be the Cowboys' best-dressed player, senior wide receiver Hubert Anyiam grudgingly offered sophomore running back Joseph Randle. "Joseph has been known to look good," Anyiam said, "other than me, of course."
Senior free safety Johnny Thomas wasn't running scared. "I'd be pretty creative if they give me that job," Thomas said. "I think the fans would like what I come up with. I know I can handle it."
Chatty senior defensive end Richetti Jones predictably endorsed himself. "I feel if I was uniform coordinator, I'd be the best in the country," Jones said.
Staley playfully questioned allowing the senior class to pick the wardrobe, however.
"Especially with the seniors we have," Staley said. "Running backs, we've got style. We look sharp when we want to, but wide receivers just don't care. They aren't trying to impress nobody.
"Look good, feel good – that's how I see it."
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