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Oklahoma State football: Joseph Randle's competition with OU's Blake Bell moves one state south

JOSEPH RANDLE Q&A — The Oklahoma State running back grew up in Wichita, competing with and against Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell. Their rivalry began when Bell's sixth-grade basketball team beat Randle's. But the Cowboys' leading rusher got the last laugh in the 2011 Bedlam football game.
BY ANTHONY SLATER, For The Oklahoman Published: March 21, 2012

/articleid/3659639/1/pictures/1675045">Photo - COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Joseph Randle speaks to the media during the OSU spring football press conference at Boone Pickens Stadium on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, March 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Joseph Randle speaks to the media during the OSU spring football press conference at Boone Pickens Stadium on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, March 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Have you followed his career at Oklahoma closely?

“Yeah, I wanted him to come here, but we didn't offer him. He would have came here and told me, ‘I would have loved to go here but they didn't offer me.' And OU did, so that's just how it went.”

Did his breakout season last year surprise you at all?

“Oh no, he's an absolute athlete. He's a 6-6 athlete that you can't do much about.”

You got him last year in the Bedlam game, two rushing touchdowns to one. Did you give him any grief for that?

“He actually text me right before the game and said, ‘Man, I hope I get about three or four.' Then he asked me if I was going to match that. I was just like, ‘I don't know, we going to see.' So we got a little competition going.”

By Anthony Slater, For The Oklahoman


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