OSU's coverage units will get another test this week with arguably the best returner in the Big 12 coming to town in West Virginia's Tavon Austin. On the season, he's averaging 32.9 yards per kick return, which ranks fifth in the nation, and 9.2 yards per punt return.
He's scored a touchdown on each type of return this season.
FORMER OSU CB ANDREW MCGEE RETURNING AS WVU GRAD ASSISTANT
Much has been made this week about the members of the West Virginia coaching staff who once roamed the sideline at Boone Pickens Stadium.
DeForest. Dana Holgorsen. Robert Gillespie. Jake Spavital.
But none of them actually played on the Boone Pickens Stadium field.
Andew McGee did. And this weekend, he's coming back to his alma mater in the opposite colors.
McGee is now a graduate assistant at WVU, specializing in working with the Mountaineer secondary.
McGee had an improbable journey at OSU, recovering from a broken neck in 2009 to become an All-Big 12 cornerback a season later. After his playing career ended, he stayed around the Cowboy program as a volunteer coach while finishing his degree.
And when DeForest left for WVU, he offered McGee a chance to join him as a GA.
“You've got to jump on their coattail and roll out of here,” Gundy said. “If you don't, it's hard to make it. Graduate assistants, young coaches, when a staff splits based on other guys getting opportunities, that's your chance. And that's what he's doing.”