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Kody Spano could have reported to Stillwater in January

Mike Baldwin Published: February 18, 2008
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le Spano was asked if that would have made a difference.

"First and foremost, he felt trust was broken,” Kyle said. "Kody is where he needs to be.”

So what happened?

Did the relationship become so fractured that both sides realized it was best to go their separate ways? That's certainly a possibility.

Since Zac Robinson is entrenched the next two years, and two quarterbacks are waiting in the wings, did Spano see it as an opportunity to sign elsewhere?

The irony is, Kyle Spano was upset the only early entry high school scholarship was earmarked for Markelle Martin, who his son helped recruit to OSU.

Martin, a safety from Wichita Falls, had been committed for less than a month. His son committed 10 months earlier.

Kyle Spano said Gundy explained to him Kody probably would redshirt while Martin might play as a true freshman. E-mails were sent to the media from several Stephenville people who were upset. A week later, Kody Spano took an official visit to Nebraska.

It's now water under the bridge. Martin is on OSU's campus. He is projected to play this season. Spano will participate in Nebraska's spring practice.

"It's a great opportunity for him,” Kyle Spano said. "Things are going well.”

The entire story might never be known. But there is more to the story than was first reported.