Oklahoma State announced Wednesday that it has signed four junior college football players to letters of intent. The four will graduate in December and enroll at OSU for the spring semester. The group includes three defensive players, defensive end Darius Hart, defensive tackle Horace Hubbard and defensive back Andrew McGee. Hart, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound end, attended Pearl River Community College and is from Poplarville, Miss. Hubbard is 6-5, 295 pounds and a native of Gretna, Va. He attended Fort Scott Community College, the same school as OSU safety Lucien Antoine. McGee (6-1, 195 pounds) is from Magee, Miss., and attended Copiah-Lincoln. The only player on the offensive side of the ball is Anthony Morgan. The 6-4, 320-pound lineman from Lancaster, Texas, is the most highly touted of the transfers. After two years at Navarro Junior College, rivals.com named him the best offensive lineman in junior college and the fourth-best junior college prospect at any position.
COORDINATOR TIMETABLEOSU coach Mike Gundy has said that he’s not in a rush to fill his vacant defensive coordinator position. Wednesday, he said that he would like to name a coordinator a week to 10 days after OSU’s Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl game. Ideally, he would have it completed before the AFCA Convention in Nashville, which starts Jan. 11. Gundy said there’s a chance he will promote one of the defensive coaches already on the staff. "I think there’s a chance,” Gundy said. "There’s guys on our staff deserving of the job.”
THE GIFT OF ADVICEGundy was asked during Wednesday’s press conference if former offensive coordinator Larry Fedora, now the head coach at Southern Miss, has asked him for advice on hiring coordinators. Turns out, he’s gone to Gundy for more practical advice, including who in the department he has to buy Christmas presents for now that he’s the head coach. "Things like that,” Gundy said. BY ANDREA COHEN