If anyone benefited from the Savannah State massacre, it was those players buried deep on the depth chart who got to see playing time. Among those players was walk-on running back Corey Bennett. The kid rushed for 91 yards on 12 carries. He was spectacular. This feature goes more in depth on Bennett and what it meant to see himself on "SportsCenter." Saturday was a big day for Bennett, and likely one he will remember for the rest of his life.
ESPN Dallas writer David Ubben agrees with many Oklahoma State fans in saying that Wes Lunt's 11-for-11 performance against SSU was not a good indicator of how he will fare this season. Lunt played great, but as Mike Gundy said in this article, he was not placed in any difficult situations. He did not face a challenging blitz. He was not forced to make instinctive decisions. He didn't even face a third-and-long. Here, Ubben shines more light on that situation and talks with Gundy about Lunt. Sure, Lunt is over-covered by the media, but then again, he is the hope and future of the program.
The Cowgirls softball team made a big hire today by naming Kelsi Dunne the team's new pitching coach. Former pitching coach Clarisa Crowell left for the head coaching job at Miami (Ohio) in August. Dunne spent last year as an assistant at Mississippi State and was a four-time All-American pitcher at Alabama. Dunn is a good hire, and should bring life to the Cowgirls pitching staff. It looks like both the softball and baseball teams are headed in the right direction with the hiring of young coaches to re-energize dormant programs.