With spring football practice just days away, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has lined out the duties for his coaching staff, which included a promotion for offensive line coach Joe Wickline. Wickline was named co-offensive coordinator along with Gunter Brewer, the school announced Wednesday. Wickline assumes the role vacated by Trooper Taylor, who left for Auburn in January. But the move doesn’t mean there will be any major changes within the OSU offense. Wickline has been heavily involved in offensive planning as the run game coordinator. Brewer will again coach wide receivers, which he did at OSU from 2005-07 before handling quarterbacks last year. Recently promoted from the operations staff, Robert Matthews will take over coaching quarterbacks and, as expected, new assistant Robert Gillespie will coach running backs. New defensive coordinator Bill Young will coach the defensive line, with second-year assistant Glenn Spencer shifting to oversee linebackers. The Cowboys’ first three spring practices — Monday, Wednesday and March 13 — are open to the public inside Boone Pickens Stadium, each beginning at 3:30 p.m.
HOUSTON LB COMMITS TO COWBOYSThe Cowboys are working quickly in the early stages of recruiting for 2010. OSU received its fourth oral commitment Monday in Houston linebacker Stephen Maeweather, according to multiple Internet reports. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder had 94 tackles and five sacks as a junior at Sharpstown High School last season. BY SCOTT WRIGHT