Daily Bullets

Kyle Porter —  November 9, 2011 — 8 Comments

This still doesn’t answer the question at hand: “why?” (NewsOK)

OSU winning it all would defy history. Sorry, but having one of the “worst defenses” ever to win a title is not the most ridiculous thing about Oklahoma State winning it all. It’s probably not even in the top ten. (ESPN)

As DeShazo pointed out, the dude didn’t die. (NewsOK)

Steve Muench says Michael Floyd could pass Justin Blackmon as the #1 WR in the 2012 draft. (ESPN Insider)

Who’s calling Tech OSU’s JV squad? (NewsOK)

Want to waste 2 hours? (Chart Ball)

Rivals has OSU in a bowl game in New Orleans. It’s the wrong one though. (Rivals)

If you need tickets Saturday. (Seat Geek)

Olin Buchanan says the Heisman is Luck’s to lose. He has Weeden in 3rd. (Rivals)

Great story by Anthony Slater on how OSU’s title game hopes hinged on that one day in January. Also interesting that Gundy thinks Weeden and Blackmon have generated $8-$10 million in revenue. (O’Colly)

Texas Tech has been outscored 127-34 since leading OU 31-7. (CBS Sports)

Brandon Weeden finishes 2nd to Aaron Rodgers in the Next Level player of the week. (ESPN)

It’s like they’re saying “oh, that’s a cute story”: “Both Weeden and Blackmon are putting up numbers that would justify real estate near the top of the Predictor, but the problem is that there just hasn’t been much support for either one of them. As we know, Heisman voting oftentimes comes down to public support just as much as statistics, and it’s hard to see the Big 12 — and Oklahoma State — getting the type of respect that would be needed for Weeden or Blackmon to make a run at the trophy.” (ESPN Insider)

Matt Hinton has OSU 2nd, says OU could redeem itself in Stillwater. (Dr. Saturday)

As I pointed out on Monday, OSU has been ranked in the BCS every week since the beginning of 2008. Lots of other fun BCS stats in here. (Big 12 Sports)

Wow, OSU K-State doubled up the NFL games? (NewsOK)

Richetti Jones said he felt like the last drive against K-State was “the longest drive of his life.” (NewsOK)

Good stat by Berry Tramel – OSU has only had 20 penalties since the A&M game. (NewsOK)

1) I don’t think he says OSU “can’t run it on Tech” and 2) Monken was spelled three different ways in this 4-paragraph post (url, headline, article). (Dallas Morning News)

Worst orange and black unis ever? (The Big Lead)

The OU Iowa State game was moved because…the fans and players are tired? (h/t Adam Huskerson) (NewsOK)

“Nash reminds GMs of Ron Artest — both for good and for bad. His NBA-ready body, toughness and intensity on the court should make him a NBA lock … but his poor body language and lack of focus scare them just a bit.” (ESPN Insider)

This makes sense. (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)

Kevin Klintworth says his top five OSU media guys have been: Weeden, Zac, Sexton, RiCkY PrIcE, and Shane Jarka. (Tulsa World)

Dave Telep on Marcus Smart: “Marcus Smart went to Oklahoma State, and the schools recruiting him didn’t think much of it. Little did Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and North Carolina know that their fortunes were about to take a turn for the worse. Smart, along with his teammate, sharpshooter Phil Forte, committed to the Cowboys during their official visit. Smart’s the big name, and for good reason: He’s the most mentally tough high school senior in America. We could do an hour-long TV show on his toughness and still run out of time. Travis Ford landed a strong McDonald’s All-American candidate whose best friend, Forte, just happens to be a dead-eye 3-point shooter. Not too shabby. (ESPN Insider)

Yeah, I’m not a parent, but pretty much all of this. (Sports Illustrated)

Malcolm Gladwell on Steve Jobs. Yes please. (The New Yorker)

Rivals video on why Stanford is more complete than OSU (h/t Skye Fagan)

  • Cory

    Am I alone in thinking that Blackmon should not be returning punts anymore? Just stick Cooper back there, call fair catch, and get the ball back to the offense. Heck I wouldn’t even be opposed to him just waiving his arm and getting the heck out of the way. Just one man’s opinion. Go Pokes!

    • FreeMason10

      A lot of people are with you, including me. You would think Cooper will be returning punts when he returns. There’s no upside with putting Blackmon back there. I’m curious why Stewart hasn’t been returning punts.

      I think Leach referred to Tech as OSU’s JV squad. Just my guess

      • Craig

        I think we will see Stewart returning punts in the future (next year). The only reasoning I see of him not doing it now is that he still is not fully developed (body size) and the chance is higher to take a big hit on a punt… the same logic goes for gilbert not doing punts either; kickoffs are a little safer (in theory).

        Im just praying Coop gets back to his old self and takes most (hopefully all) of them the rest of the season.

        … and sorry for all the ()

  • Chance

    Random thought that has nothing to do with anything, but is it weird that so many teams play OSU and OU (not necessarily in that order) in consecutive weeks? Kansas, K-State, Iowa State, Texas.

  • Colin

    That Gladwell article was incredibly insightful. After Jobs’ death, everything was just praise and appreciation. It is interesting to go more in-depth with it

  • Colin

    There is only one man for the job of punt returner and his name is Justin Gilbert.

    • FreeMason10

      Rumor is that Gilbert doesn’t want to return punts. Now that is just something I’ve heard but it could be that he isn’t yet comfortable catching punts.

  • CowboyThunder

    Who the heck is Michael Floyd?!?