STILLWATER — It was an unusual sight. There was Cooper Bassett, the former Oklahoma State defensive lineman, running routes and hauling in passes at Boone Pickens Stadium. The 6-foot-5, 270- pound Tuttle High School product displayed soft hands and vision catching balls from Jase Chilcoat. The scouts at OSU’s Pro Day all had the same question: does Bassett have NFL potential on offense?
The Oklahoma State defense did not allow Texas Tech’s offense to score in last season’s 66-6 victory over the Red Raiders (their lone score came on a 39-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown). Does Cowboys defensive end Cooper Bassett think they can do it two years in a row? Find out what the OSU senior has to say in this interview from earlier this week.
Dancing in the Ruins
John Helsey looks at the friendship between Oklahoma State defensive end Cooper Bassett and Kansas State Collin Klein. (The Oklahoman)
The Long and Winding Road.
Chuck McGill looks at TCU and West Virginia's trials and tribulations in their first season in the Big 12. (The Charleston Daily Mail)
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Oklahoma State’s defense is playing its best football of the season entering Saturday night’s showdown with high-scoring Kansas State and Heisman Trophy candidate Collin Klein. Cowboys defensive end Cooper Bassett talks about what the OSU defense will do as it tries to stop the Wildcats and their dual-threat quarterback.
DALLAS — Sooners Illustrated listened in on Oklahoma State defensive end Cooper Bassett's Big 12 Media Days Press Conference, and it's all right here.
In a season full of great things at Oklahoma State, defensive end Cooper Bassett has been one of the pleasant surprises on the defense. Bassett has made the transition to the d-line over the past two seasons and has become a key contributor at defensive end. Bassett spoke with the media and reflected on the regular season, the Bedlam win and talked about the upcoming Fiesta Bowl matchup.