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Oklahoma State football: Joseph Randle offered by Jayhawks — in fourth grade

Randle said Missouri's Gary Pinkel and Kansas State's Bill Snyder dangled scholarship at that time, too.
by John Helsley Published: October 8, 2012

Weis told the Kansas City Star that he'd have done the same if the Jayhawks were 4-1. Maybe Weis is using Sunday — typically a light workout for teams that practice that day — to focus on the youngsters.

Still, it didn't go over well with critics.


OSU ranks 101st nationally in turnover margin, a startling stat for a team that has used the takeaway to a major advantage the past three seasons.

The Cowboys led the country with 44 take-aways a year ago, yet have managed just four in four games thus far this season.

“We've been working on it every day,” said OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young. “We worked on it (Sunday) night. We're just emphasizing it to no end.

“Eventually it will turn around. The ball is going to bounce the right way or we'll get a tipped pass. I've always felt turnovers come in droves, and hopefully we'll have one of those five turnover games soon and try to catch up. We're definitely behind, and we have to do something to make up ground.”


Due to a bye week, the Cowboys had extra time to lament a last-minute loss to Texas.

If there were any regrets, center Evan Epstein said that's all over now.

“We have an ‘L' in the books, so sitting there and thinking about it is going to do absolutely nothing for us,” Epstein said. “One of the greatest things about our team and about our coaching staff is that we have a really short-term memory.

“We're going to move on and prepare for the next game. We're not even thinking about Texas. We're thinking about Kansas.”

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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