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Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy won't temper J.W. Walsh's running

by John Helsley Modified: September 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm •  Published: September 18, 2012


ESPN cameras were present at Tuesday's practice, filming for an ESPNU All-Access piece that is scheduled to air next week.

“As a coach, you're always hesitant at times to let people inside the meetings and practice and (give) all access,” Gundy said. “But I think it's valuable. I think we have a lot to show, and people want to see what's going on inside our football program, so we decided to go ahead and let them in.”

OSU and its quarterbacks were featured on ESPN's “Depth Chart” show last year.


Statistics signal good times for the Texas defense.

The Longhorns rank No. 32 nationally in total defense, No. 28 in scoring defense, No. 60 in rushing defense and No. 27 in pass defense.

Not bad.

Still, Texas has been bitten by big plays during a three-game run through a soft opening schedule. While the Longhorns' offense shined in a 66-31 rout of Ole Miss, the defensive showing left the Horns feeling …

“Disappointed,” safety Kenny Vaccaro told reporters following the game.

The Cowboys rank No. 1 nationally in scoring and total offense, giving the Longhorns plenty to consider before the teams meet Sept. 29 at Boone Pickens Stadium.

“Obviously, there are going to be some things we'll have to correct,” said Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. “I think it's on our résumé that we'll give up big plays for touchdowns. No good defense can give up big plays for touchdowns.”


Walsh emerged as the story in Saturday's win over ULL, replacing the injured Wes Lunt and leading the Cowboys to a big offensive day.

And Walsh was in familiar company, with old Denton Guyer High teammates Josh Stewart and Jimmy Bean also producing memorable days — Stewart as the game's leading receiver, Bean returning from injury to make his season debut.

In the stands, Walsh's father and Guyer coach John Walsh was in an attendance.

“It was a really special day for all of us,” J.W. Walsh said. “And to be able to have the day we all had, it was great.”

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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