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SB Nation's Blueprint For A Rebuild

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At a rebuilding job, odds are good that you're also inheriting iffy recruiting, aging facilities, and 20-year-olds with shaken confidence.

BLUEPRINT FOR A REBUILD
SB Nation's Bill Connelly takes a look at some of coaches around the nation, and where they are in the rebuilding process of their program, including the Big 12's own Bob Stoops and BIll Snyder

Oklahoma State Hopes To Reload

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"These players expect to win and expect to play on a high level," he said. "Confidence builds success, and success brings more success. Our players have been around and have been in the locker room and bowl games and what not. Some of the guys haven't played at this level, but they were around teams that expected to win. I don't think there's any question that that helps."

USA Today: Oklahoma State hopes to reload
When Gundy took over in 2005, little was expected of the Cowboys, especially during rebuilding years. Now, the Cowboys are still considered dangerous by many experts, despite returning just six starters on offense and four on defense from a team that went 10-3 and lost in the Cotton Bowl.

Time For Lego Man To Shine

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"Coaching football really is coaching football," Yurcich said. "It’s about relationships and it’s about people and working hard and staying true to your values and who you are."

Oklahoma State’s offense needs to be much better
Last season OSU was buoyed by a defense that ranked in the top 10 in points per drive surrendered but that core is long gone and the offense is the mature group.

James Washington Turning Heads

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No player, Tyreek Hill included, has created more camp buzz than Washington.

Oklahoma State football: Freshman James Washington pushing way into crowded receiver mix As teammates and coaches rave about Washington and his almost daily practice exploits, the possibility of Washington becoming a factor – even at the Cowboys’ deepest position – gains steam.

Tyreek Hill Listed As A Top 10 Breakout Player For 2014

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The first play of Hill's juco tape is a 40-yard TD catch on a post route from the slot. The second is an 80-yard TD run from I-formation, with the 5-10, 185-pound speedster as the tailback. Hill, who moonlights as a record-setting sprinter, hits the edge, flips a switch and is gone.

ESPN's Travis Haney listed his top 50 breakout players for 2014.

The Big 12 had five players make the list including Oklahoma State newcomer Tyreek Hill at number 9.

"Next fall I'll be able to take classes like golf since I will have already graduated. So that...

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"Next fall I'll be able to take classes like golf since I will have already graduated. So that means 100% football! Perfect" Looks like MDM will not retire after all.

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