Posted November 07, 2012 on
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy discussed his quarterback depth – or lack thereof – and utilizing the same formula other teams had in slowing West Virginia’s offense.
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Oklahoma State already has 17 verbal commitments following the addition of offensive line prospect Jesse Robinson earlier this week. So, with only a handful of spots remaining how will the Cowboys finish up the 2013 football recruiting class? Robert Allen provides a position-by-position look at who OSU's main targets are less than three months before National Signing Day.
Oklahoma State's offense is one of the nation's best, averaging 575 total yards (second best) and more than 42 points per game (eighth). West Virginia's defense is among the worst in major college, ranking 111th in total defense. But can the Cowboys offense put up those type of numbers against a defense directed by Joe DeForest? Former OSU defensive end Richetti Jones...
Think Dana Holgorsen and his staffers are familiar with what Oklahoma State does with its schemes? Holgorsen said in watching the TV versions of some of the Cowboys' games this season, he has been able to correctly predict about 90 percent of plays before they were run.
Several prospects are planning visits to Oklahoma State, and we're talking official visits, the next two weekends. Standout defensive end Naim Mustafaa of Alpharetta, Ga., a soft commitment to Georgia, is scheduled to visit Saturday for the West Virginia game. Mustafaa committed to Georgia early, but has left the door open with visits set for Oklahoma State and Tennessee (on Nov. 20).
After forcing seven three-and-outs and three turnovers against TCU, there is a notable difference in morale among West Virginia's defensive players, according to co-coordinator Joe DeForest.
Oklahoma State's standout specialist Quinn Sharp says the Cowboys need to be better on special teams, especially covering kickoffs, if they want to defeat West Virginia when the Mountaineers come to Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday.
Offensive lineman Jesse Robinson of Hurst (L.D. Bell), Texas, let everybody know it was Oklahoma State that he was pledging to Monday night via Twitter. We got a chance Tuesday night to find out why Robinson picked the Cowboys. He said it was the school, the players, and the coaches that sold him.