“You just have to understand there are a lot of different things that add up to everything that goes on. No panic here. That doesn't mean I'm happy. Everything usually goes down from the top. Let's go see if we can find a way to beat Kansas.”
WITH RECEIVERS OUT, DON'T EXPECT TO SEE TRUE FRESHMAN RASHAAD SAMPLES
OSU was down three rotation receivers against Kansas State, as Blake Jackson, Austin Hays and Blake Webb sat out with injuries.
Was there ever any thought of burning the redshirt year of four-star speedster Ra'Shaad Samples and throwing him into the mix?
Not really, Gundy said.
“In most cases, we would prefer to not pull redshirts unless we feel like that guy's gonna be a full-time starter or big contributor,” he said, “because you're already in Game 6.”
Instead, look for John Goodlett and C.J. Curry to see more snaps if Jackson, Hays and/or Webb continue to miss time.
HARGIS TAKES STAB AT SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AT CONFERENCE
While speaking at the Governor's Energy Conference in Tulsa Wednesday, OSU president Burns Hargis opened his panel session by saying he hadn't been too busy lately.
One notable activity? Canceling a subscription to a certain magazine.
The magazine he was alluding to, of course, is Sports Illustrated, which last month published a five-part investigative series alleging multiple examples of misconduct inside the Cowboy program. OSU is currently in the middle of an independent review of the allegations.
The comment drew applause from the crowd.
Hargis also said he was looking for some offense, referring to the Cowboys' struggles on that side of the ball during the early part of conference play.