Ben Grogan Says OSU Scoring Record Is ‘Great Honor’

first_imgHis coach Mike Gundy coached the top two (Grogan and Bailey) and played with two of the other top five scorers in school history (Barry and Thurman).“I was happy for Ben Grogan, becoming the all-time leading scorer,” said Gundy. “That’s a great accomplishment for him. He’s a great young man, hard-worker, self-motivated. It’s a great team award, because obviously you have to score a lot or be in the position to score a lot for him to break that record.” The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Ben Grogan is now the all-time scoring leader in Oklahoma State football history. More points than Barry Sanders. More than Thurman Thomas. More than Dan Bailey. Nobody has ever scored more than Grogan who broke Bailey’s record with a field goal against KU on Saturday.He talked after the game about why it was so special.“It’s a pretty great honor to be on that list,” said Grogan. “I looked up to Dan before I even got here just because he was a great kicker. Now I’m up there with him. That’s really cool to me. This is more a long marathon achievement … it’s one of my happier moments here for sure.”center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.last_img read more

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Vincent Taylor Could Win Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

first_imgVincent Taylor has been Oklahoma State’s most important defensive player so far this year. The numbers are stunning for a defensive lineman.36 tackles3 blocked kicks2 forced fumbles9.5 tackles for loss5.5 sacksAnd all of this from the defensive tackle position! Look at these lists. He’s the only one at the top along with Aaron Curry of TCU that plays defensive tackle and not defensive end or linebacker.screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-9-49-48-am screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-9-49-22-am“He might win defensive player of the year,” said Carson Cunningham on our podcast on Monday. “This guy has become of one of the great defensive tackles OSU has ever had. That’s not hyperbole at all. He’s been sensational. When you look up and down the Big 12, who’s going to beat him out for Defensive Player of the Year?” Mike Gundy agreed.“He’s up there with being as good as any player we’ve had on the defensive side of the ball for us,” said Gundy. “He’s come a long way and made great strides in the last six months. He’s another guy that, a year from now, can really position himself to make some good money and have the opportunity to play this game for another six or seven years just seeing the strides he’s made over the last six months.”[email protected] on #okstate DT Vincent Taylor: “He’s up there with being as good as any player we’ve had on the defensive side of the ball.” pic.twitter.com/XAYD2YugiW— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 15, 2016Only two DTs have won Big 12 DPOY in the last seven years — Ndamukong Suh in 2009 and Andrew Billings last year. But Taylor is positioning himself nicely. There are certainly bigger names — Malik Jefferson and Jordan Willis come to mind — but I’m not sure there has been a player on the defensive line who has had more of an impact on his team’s season than Taylor.Rasul Douglas of West Virginia could stake that claim with a league-leading six picks on the conference’s best defense. Maybe one of the TCU DEs based on sacks depending on how they finish. But Taylor is certainly up there. And his defense has been pretty solid throughout the year.If he has a big Bedlam game and OSU wins the Big 12, he could end up with OSU’s first-ever outright Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award (Emmanuel Ogbah shared it last year with Billings). While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Here Are Our Favorite Tweets From The OSU-TCU Game

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 100-yard rushing games in Gundy era:Hunter 20Savage 15Randle 14Toston 7Hill 5— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) November 19, 2016 Gundy said he thinks Kirby Hocutt is “playing poker” and the committee sees #OKstate as a 10-win team— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) November 19, 2016 Maybe Mason is playing like this because there’s a Cleveland Brown scout at the game… @pistolsguy— Drew Mireles (@drew_mireles) November 19, 2016 Is Rudolph to Blake Jarwin called the #MasonJar? Should be. #OkState— Ric Ellis (@RicEllis85) November 19, 2016 OSU has pistols firing at their feet. Bad break there.— Joe Buettner (@ByJoeBuettner) November 19, 2016 Winning big is always fun, both for the players and coaches as well as those of us trying to make funnies on social media. Here were some of my favorites from Saturday.That’s the most lopsided home loss for TCU in the Gary Patterson era. #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) November 19, 2016 TCU: We should kickInner TCU: Have the running back throw it on 4th and goal pic.twitter.com/UEtDsFPFjv— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) November 19, 2016 pic.twitter.com/g06QS81uhY— Blake Zimmerman (@bpzim) November 19, 2016 #okstate could win their next 15 games and Vincent Taylor still wouldn’t win DPOY. #NoRespect— Kevin Davis (@kevindavis31) November 19, 2016 Carson pic.twitter.com/BKol4C62z1— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) November 19, 2016 Good news for the Pokes: according to Kirby Hocutt winning 7 games in a row and having a good offense trumps all!— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) November 19, 2016 The only reason anyone thought TCU had shown some improvement is because they trounced fraudulent and flailing Baylor. They’re the same team— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) November 19, 2016last_img read more

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Illinois Judge Is Hearing Arguments Over High School Game Similar To OSU-CMU

first_imgWe have ourselves a situation. We have had ourselves a situation for many weeks now as the Central Michigan loss has loomed over the head of Oklahoma State. Mike Gundy has addressed it. Bob Stoops has addressed it. It seems everyone has addressed it.Obviously everyone knows what happened at the end of the CMU-Oklahoma State game. A play that shouldn’t have happened did happen, and OSU is 9-2 instead of 10-1.“Well, we did get the win; nobody will ever convince me we didn’t get the win,” Mike Gundy said on Saturday after beating TCU when asked about CMU again. He has repeated some variation of this dozens of times and even made fun of the CFB Playoff committee when he was asked if he watches its weekly show.Anyway, the same thing — nearly the exact same thing — happened recently in a 7A Illinois high school playoff game. Here’s Deadspin on Fenwick’s loss to Plainfield North.On the final play of regulation, with Fenwick holding a 10-7 lead with four seconds left on a meaningless fourth-and-15, quarterback Jacob Keller chucked the ball downfield after the clock had expired, seemingly putting a bow on the semifinal win.However, officials slapped Fenwick with an intentional grounding penalty, and gave the ball back to Plainfield North for an untimed down. Plainfield North kicked a field goal on the next play, sending the game to overtime and setting the stage for their wild game-winning play. Thus began the saga that’s since turned into a legal battle over who gets to go to the state championship game.A legal battle, huh? Whereas OSU’s legal battle didn’t really go anywhere, this one is. In fact, a judge is hearing the case today to decide which team will move on to the finals.Judge Kathleen Kennedy is scheduled to hear the case [Wednesday] morning and make a ruling. Fenwick reportedly cited a 2008 decision in Mississippi when a similar situation was eventually overturned by an athletic ruling body, as well as the IHSA’s own reversal of the 2008 Illinois state wrestling tournament.It’s rare for any on-field dispute to go to a professional judge for adjudication, but since Plainfield has said that they will prepare for the upcoming state championship game and will not forfeit, the case rests with a higher authority. Hopefully, justice is served.Whoo boy. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. “It would be one thing if it was a missed holding call or if it was a judgment call, but this was not a judgment call,” Fenwick Principal Peter Groom told the Chicago Tribune. “This was a rule that was not applied when there was no more time left on the clock. I don’t know how I tell my kids (to accept the outcome) in this situation.”Sounds like Mike Gundy.We will be keeping an eye on this case as it unfolds on Wednesday. Will a precedent be set for the CMU-OSU game to follow suit? If OSU doesn’t win Bedlam, none of this matters obviously, but if it does and this gets overturned, Gundy’s press conference next Monday will be one for the ages.Update.Plainfield North will play East St. Louis for Class 7A state title— Michael O’Brien (@michaelsobrien) November 23, 2016last_img read more

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Mike Gundy’s Toughest Recruiting Challenge Won’t Be A Football Player

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy’s recruiting prowess is put to the test each day. As a college head football coach, if you’re not recruiting players, someone else is likely out-hustling you. Such is the business — and grind — of being responsible for a college football program.With experience reigning over the OSU program since 2005, Gundy knows a thing or two about recruiting. By my count, he’s signed more than 300 prospects from the high school and junior college ranks since 2005. From J.W. Walsh to Ryan McBean, to Tylan Wallace and Ryan Simmons. He’s recruited all across the country and even in Canada in search of men to become future Cowboys.But even his most difficult challenges can’t sniff his newest recruiting battle: Filling his now-vacant offensive line position.As the Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper reported on Friday, OSU has parted ways with Greg Adkins after just two seasons. Adkins is the latest in a long line of offensive line coaches the school has cycled through since long-time Gundy assistant Joe Wickline was poached by Texas. Whoever Gundy hires next will be his fourth offensive line coach in five seasons.2014: Joe Wickline left after serving under Gundy for nine seasons2014-2015: Bob Connelly left for USC after one season2015-2017: Greg Adkins left after being relieved of dutiesThe once-struggling position group in 2015 soared to new heights in 2016, jumping from more than 1,600 yards on the ground to 2,221 rushing yards in the 2016 season.Yet it was recruiting misses that defined Adkins’ tenure at OSU. Last year, it was Klein Oak offensive tackle Ryan McCollum who flipped his pledge from OSU to Texas A&M in December just two months before signing day. One recruit, Tyler Brown, landed at TU after leaving the program. And his recruiting gem of 2015, Tramonda Moore, is at a junior college.And this year, it was three prospects: Dan Moore, Derek Kerstetter, and Adrian Wolford who de-committed from OSU and later flipped to Texas schools. Kerstetter and Moore flipped to Texas and Texas A&M, respectively, doing so again in the month of December.“It’s extremely difficult to make up ground in the third week of December at that particular position,” Mike Gundy said on signing day. “Especially on a four-year player. Sometimes you can grab one on a two-year. That was the most difficult aspect of this class.”Because of the rash of de-commitments, Oklahoma State signed just one offensive lineman, junior college prospect Arlington Hambright, despite saying the goal was to sign four. Most notably, it added zero high school recruits.During Adkins’ two year run, only three four-year linemen, Teven Jenkins, Dylan Galloway, and Matt Kegel, have stuck. All three redshirted in 2016.With an aging offensive line group and a pressing need to get young talent to bolster the position group, Mike Gundy’s next hire may be more difficult than ever. Given the longevity of OSU O-line coaches in recent memory, and the undeniable pressure by OSU fans to expect greatness not only on the field, but on the recruiting trail, Gundy’s recruiting skills will be tested like never before.There is an upside to the position, without question. The offense was top-20 in 2016. It returns a Freshman All-American tailback, a future pro at quarterback, and a plethora of talented wide receivers that will take the pressure off the running game.But the running game — and the offensive line — must produce. And given the current state of the offensive line group, the lack of young four-year players to develop, it’s a unique and tricky situation for whomever Gundy elects to fill the position. And it’s a move that could define not only the success of the running game, but his success as head coach over the next few years. Or shorter.If it seems like a lot of pressure, it is. But don’t count out Mike Gundy to find the right hire. He’s been in tricky situations like this before.“That’s one area for us that is difficult to hold just because the pool to choose from isn’t as big and everybody’s picking at it,” said Gundy of recruiting future offensive linemen. “We have to step out of the box a little bit there and try to find ways to overcome it. We always have, and we will figure out a way.”last_img read more

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When It Comes To OSU and Recruiting, What are Mike Gundy’s Goals?

first_imgI recently collected data on recruiting rankings going all the way back to 2005, Mike Gundy’s first year in Stillwater. We rolled out a few interesting things I found and think about what OSU’s position in the recruiting world will be going forward. Hope you’ve enjoyed them. This will (probably) be the last piece.Let’s be clear about something — Mike Gundy is succeeding at Oklahoma State. That is undeniable. I am 100 percent in the Mike Gundy camp when it comes to college football coaching. In fact, I think he’s probably underrated by a majority of Oklahoma State fans. He’s an amazing coach. The Eddie Sutton of OSU football. On the Mount Rushmore of OSU sports.OSU has been awesome since he took over. I mean awesome.Better than Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas, UCLA and Miami. Here is a look at OSU’s company since 2005 when Gundy was put in charge of OSU’s program. These are the records of schools since 2005, sorted by winning percentage.Ludicrous.So my conflict is not with whether OSU is great or Mike Gundy is an awesome coach. Both of those things are empirically and statistically true. My conflict is this: Can OSU be even better than it has been? Can it recruit better and win more and become a national powerhouse? Can it fill the void Texas has left on a national level? Can it …. become Clemson?Maybe the better question is: Does it even want to?When we discuss the future, we must always talk about the past. What are your goals? Where are you trying to go? What do you want to do? Each program has different goals of course. It would be silly for North Texas to have the same goals as Alabama. So what are OSU’s? Let’s look at three quotes. All of them are from last season.Quote 1“So a long time ago, when we started this, my goal was to put a quality team on the field so that people that loved Oklahoma State football knew every Saturday we had a chance to win.”  -Mike GundyQuote 2“Our goal each year is to get our team prepared so that when we step on the field the fans can be proud of the product that’s on the field. We’re going to play hard, we’re going to do it respectfully. It’s extremely difficult to predict wins and losses or to see how the game is going to go — any game. But our goal is to win a conference championship. We have always felt like if we can win the conference championship that would allow us an opportunity to get to the playoff.” -Mike GundyQuote 3“I think the benchmark is to win [the Big 12]. Maybe six, seven or eight years ago, to play was good, but the benchmark has changed. How you are evaluated has changed. The way this team is critiqued has changed. That just means we’ve gotten to this point. A lot of people have done great things to get to this point.” -Glenn SpencerIt is clear from these three quotes that OSU’s goals have shifted over the years. From simply putting a quality product on the field back in 2005 to winning conference championships in 2017.Spencer and Gundy both said it. There is one more step left in the evolution of a team, though, and that is to get where OU is. Where your goal is to win a national championship and a Big 12 title is just a signpost on that road.The problem? I’m not sure how you can get to space with the way things currently stand.We already looked at how recruiting wins national championships. Then we looked at how OSU isn’t necessarily interested in becoming an elite recruiting school. So it seems the program is at a crossroads here. Can you really become Clemson without recruiting like Clemson?I asked four national writers (both CFB and CFB recruiting) for their take on this. On how OSU can move incrementally to become elite at recruiting (like the teams in the graphic we looked at here). This is what they said.Travis Haney (247 Sports): I’ll be honest and say I’m not sure that Oklahoma State can consistently move into that category, mostly based on geography. Isolation is such a difficult thing to overcome — largely because it’s that much harder to get recruits on campus for unofficial visits.None of the hot Texas prospects just happen to be stopping through Stillwater is my guess. That’s not to say a dynamic staff cannot make some headway and land some higher-end targets, but I believe OSU is one of those schools that’s going to have to lean on identification and development – and some JuCos — to balance out that gap.And I’d say Gundy’s staffs have done a really nice job of that. I’m kicking around doing a story on him as the most underrated coach in the country relative to consistency and resources. So maybe this is just what the program is in terms of recruiting, unless you move it three or four hours south. It isn’t a death sentence, but it’s certainly a hurdle.Jake Trotter (ESPN): I mean, can you? How many programs have crossed that threshold over the last two decades? Oregon? Texas A&M sort of? The “big boy” programs you reference have won national titles and/or exist in incredibly fertile recruiting grounds like the states of Texas or Florida. It is almost impossible to go from a good recruiting program to an elite one.Greg Powers (Scout): Rankings classes are valued by determining quality and quantity. It is very interesting that you use the No. 14 nationally as the spot that would be ideal for a program like Oklahoma State to rise (ed. note: I asked how you move from No. 34 to, say, No. 14 in an email to Greg), because the last time it took a full allotment of recruits was in the class of 2014 (28) and it actually finished at No. 14 nationally in the Scout rankings.Since that time the highest number of recruits it has signed is 22 (2017). Over the past three classes it has signed over 34 percent of its talent from the JuCo ranks, and JuCo prospects are not valued as highly as high school prospects in the team recruiting rankings formulas. We view OSU and TCU as two of the best talent evaluating staffs in the conference and it is that ability to identify and secure that type of solid talent that has made those two programs competitive within the conference.Woody Womack (Rivals): Make the leap from good to great in recruiting is always tough for programs like Oklahoma State. It takes a combination of consistent on-field success as well as pipeline to elite talent. I think if the Cowboys were to make a few runs to the college football playoff they could parlay it into more consistently ranked classes in recruiting.There are loads of interesting nuggets, but the one about JuCo players and OSU not fully filling out its classes in a given year is maybe the most intriguing to me. Gundy is, pretty undeniably by these writers, one of the best at evaluating the right kids and building a successful culture with them.But Oklahoma State still has a long way to go as a program. We would all love to see the Cowboys string together a run of three Big 12 titles in five years or four in nine years. Something like that. OSU is closer than ever to joining a crop of nationally-relevant schools that contend at the very highest level every year. So close. You can almost taste the milk and the honey of that sweet terrain.OSU has built itself (with Mike Gundy as the chief architect) into a tremendous college football program. One that is worth being proud of and following and enjoying. And don’t misunderstand me here. Things are great right now. These really are the golden years of Oklahoma State football. I’m fine with winning a Big 12 title every five or six years. The yearly product is incredible. I’m not complaining.But success breeds the desire for more success, and opportunities to break into that circle of prosperity that reboots itself year after year don’t come around that often for schools like Oklahoma State. The opportunity to become OU is right there. And despite what you think about OU, that is a program anybody should want to become (on the field anyway).I realize that this takes time. That you don’t build Bama overnight (unless your name is Nick and you wear a straw hat to two-a-days). I realize it could take two decades or maybe three. Or maybe it’s impossible. I don’t know. What I do know is that OSU is inches away from breaking through and winning multiple conference titles and playing for national titles like the other schools we’ve talked about.And yet it still sometimes feels like they’re so far away. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Spring Preview: Look For These Receivers To Make a Splash

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I’m sure no other Big 12 offensive coordinators are feeling sorry for Yurcich.Dillon Stoner – Freshman (RS)Stoner and Mason Rudolph combined for all 29 of the Cowboys’ passing touchdowns last season. Stoner just had one. But the true freshman did earn immediate playing time after an impressive fall camp.Unfortunately, Stoner only appeared in four games due to a leg injury. So the spring game will give Cowboy fans a chance to see him in action for the first time since last year’s Big 12 opener against Baylor.Stoner may be one of the most versatile players on the team. He did it all at Jenks High School and was the No. 1 rate receiver out of Oklahoma for the 2016 class.We have been told that Oklahoma State will list him as a redshirt freshman.Tyrell Alexander – Freshman (RS)Alexander is a former four-star athlete out of Lancaster, Tex. He’s had a redshirt year to learn the playbook and to build up on his 6-3 frame under Rob Glass’ tutelage. He will be fun to watch and could be the Cowboys’ outside threat of the future.Alexander is another big-play threat that can should get a chance to shine not just in the spring game but may crack the rotation this fall. Spring practice starts next Monday, but you can bet that Mike Yurcich is salivating trying to predict which new wide receiver(s) will emerge as the next James Washington.The Cowboys, who are already loaded in established talent at wideout, have a gaggle of young and talented playmakers to break in. Two of these guys, OSU fans have yet to see in orange.Here are three receivers that should make a splash this spring and beyond.The below-listed class designations apply to the 2017 football season.Tyron Johnson – Sophomore (RS)With all the hype coming from practice and the grandiose Hall-of-Fame comparisons from our pod, I’m predicting Tyron Johnson will be responsible for at least a 10 percent increase in spring game attendance.The former LSU Tiger sat out last year due to NCAA transfer rules which would have made this year a perfect one for Johnson step into a starting role. But with the unfortunate injury that held Marcell Ateman out last year, the receiver pool becomes even more top-heavy.last_img read more

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Olsen, Dike Awarded Student-Athlete of the Year at Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State held its annual student-athlete awards banquet this week, and Zach Olsen (golf) and Courtney Dike (women’s soccer) walked away with the Student-Athlete of the Year awards.According to OSU, “The award is presented to a male and female student-athlete who has been exemplary in the classroom, in the community and on the court or field of play.”Olsen has top 10 finishes in his last three starts and recently helped OSU win The Maxwell as they hurtle towards the Big 12 Championship. Dike started all 21 games for the Cowgirl soccer team last fall and led the squad with 10 goals and seven assists.This school year saw 200 student-athletes named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for achieving a 3.5 GPA or better.Cowboys Earn Academic Honors #okstate #golfschool https://t.co/Q1OHB6UVZh pic.twitter.com/RJjqoembAq— Oklahoma State Golf (@OSUCowboyGolf) April 19, 2017 Congrats to all our award winners at #okstate Academic Awards Banquet & big ups to @CourtneyDike, OSU’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year! pic.twitter.com/0qpCNRLWhJ— Cowgirl Soccer (@CowgirlFC) April 18, 2017last_img read more

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‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’

first_imgManchester United ‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’ – Man Utd boss blasted by St Pauli director Chris Burton 19:12 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Jose Mourinho Sevilla Manchester United UCL 21022018 Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla UEFA Champions League The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a goalless draw with Sevilla, with his comments questioned on German television Jose Mourinho has been accused of talking “bull****” following Manchester United’s goalless draw with Sevilla and advised to quit by Ewald Lienen if he no longer enjoys the game.The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a Champions League stalemate in Spain.Having been irked by constant questioning of Paul Pogba’s situation prior to the European encounter, Mourinho then faced criticism of his methods during a continental clash. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Portuguese offered more outspoken comments afterwards, as he sought to defend his tactics and questioned the advice of his medical team, with Lienen less than impressed by what he saw.Speaking on Sky Deutschland, the former Hannover boss who is now technical director at German side St Pauli said: “If I ever said such bullshit as a coach, I would just quit.“His [Mourinho’s] explanation is an insult to anyone who loves football. If he has enough money but can’t be bothered any more, he should just quit.”Despite seeing his side muster just six efforts on goal, compared to Sevilla’s 25, Mourinho had said after an uninspiring contest: “The game was even.“The stats are what it is. Sometimes you have 15 shots, but 13 of them were what I call ‘statistic shots’, so I really feel that the result reflects what the game was.“You ask me, ‘is it a good result?’. I say, it’s not good, it’s not bad.”Mourinho also responded to questioning of a free role for Alexis Sanchez and whether he is disciplined enough to contribute to the collective cause by saying: “I think you are all, or many of you, are in a new sport! In England, some guys say the wingers shouldn’t defend.”The next time I see David Beckham I’m going to ask him: ‘David, when you were playing right wing at Manchester United, when the opposition left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands? Or do you come back with the guy?’ I’m going to ask David that.”And everybody knows that I’m not big friends with Roy Keane or Paul Scholes, but I will ask them: ‘When your team lost the ball, did you drop back? Or did you stay walking on the pitch?'”Because now it looks like all the good players have to play free, and when the team has the ball, which I think is such a stupid thing to say. When a team has the ball, you attack. When the team does not have the ball, you defend.”last_img read more

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