Gundy uses an extraordinary amount of hair gel, Roland is rolling, and Gilbert is back, are some of the things we learn in this week's edition of Cowboys Ride For Free: What We Learned.
Every week I will round up thoughts and insights from the CRFF staff about the current state of OSU and the Big 12, but we want to hear from you as well. Have something to say? Tweet us your comments using #CRFFWhatWeLearned. The best tweets will get posted, so be sure to come back and see if you made the list!
Many thanks to our guests this week!
Kelly Hines, Oklahoma State beat writer for the Tulsa World
@ChrisRossSports Roland has tons of potential, O-line has adapted, Chelf is the guy for now, defense's takeaways are the new norm.— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) October 27, 2013
Gina Mizell, Oklahoma State beat writer for the Oklahoman
@ChrisRossSports This defense is opportunistic. The offensive line is starting to gel.— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) October 26, 2013
SB Nation's Wide Right and Natty Light, CRFF's Iowa State counterpart.
@ChrisRossSports @CowboysRFF Iowa State is probably never beating Oklahoma State again. Weeden cursed us forever.— WRNL (@WideRtNattyLt) October 27, 2013
@ChrisRossSports Walsh destroyed us last year on one leg, so I can probably just assume Desmond Roland had a broken foot or something.— WRNL (@WideRtNattyLt) October 27, 2013
Thoughts from the CRFF staff
Robert Whetsell Follow @RobertW_CRFF
Oklahoma State is now a run first, control the ball, stingy defense type of team. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Taylor York Follow @tayloryork
Jeremy Smith will not start again.
Cory Treece Follow @CDTreece_CRFF
OSU may be a grind it out on the ground, shorten the game type team against the remaining schedule (minus KU)
Hatco Cowboy Follow @Hatco_CRFF
Maybe Big 12 football isn't quite as dead as we thought it was.
Kliff Kingsbury and Mike Gundy's hair products can stand up to any kind of weather.
Steve Dodson Follow @SteveD_CRFF
Rennie Childs is not "the One". Sorry kid. Don't tell Morpheus.
Evan G. Jones Follow @EJones_CRFF
Desmond Roland is the starter
Clint Chelf wasn't a lick better than J.W. Walsh
We are WEAK with the option
Tyler Ames Follow @TyAmes_CRFF
OU and Texas Tech are better than OSU
Chris Ross Follow @ChrisRossSports
Cowboy fans might not like Browns fans, but both love to bash their QB - Craigslist Ad: Wanted Browns QB
Iowa State has seen our worst away uni, and now our best
Justin Gilbert is back in a big way.
53% of Cowboy Nation would prefer a QB that's never played to start next week - CRFF
Bob Stoops can take a hit
Best of Twitter: #CRFFWhatWeLearned
At least we fixed something in 7 games.
Looks like we have a running game! Still not sure we have a QB. Positive we don't have a kicker. The d was great and bad #CRFFWhatWeLearned— Pokoloko (@Giantpoke) October 26, 2013
Nobody told Vegas
Chelf's legs earned him the start against TTU next week. #CRFFWhatWeLearned Probable loss is now a guaranteed loss.— Case (@wycase) October 26, 2013
I don't know, There is a good chance Bevo gets hit when we play Texas
#CRFFWhatWeLearned OSU doesn't have a QB who can hit a bull in the ass with a handful of rice.— Robert Whetsell (@RobertW_CRFF) October 26, 2013
Can we stop with the Chelf is better than Walsh nonsense now?
At 44% vs. ISU, Chelf raises his completion % by 3 points! Which is why we can't have nice things. #okstate #CRFFWhatWeLearned— Steve Dodson (@SteveD_CRFF) October 26, 2013
#crffwhatwelearned No matter who starts and who is in, we need to trust in Gundy. He's an excellent manager. Faith, don't be an OU type fan.— Gundy's Hat (@GundysHat) October 26, 2013
Ben Grogan was perfect on the day, it's the little things
#CRFFWhatWeLearned Windy Days are Grogan's BFF. #OKState— Renee Caldwell (@IbatheWonderDog) October 26, 2013
Roland, Roland, Roland...
#CRFFWhatWeLearned Oklahoma State has a running game and it's named Desmond Roland— Nick Tyler (@nickjtyler) October 26, 2013
Thayer Evans is so jealous right now
#crffwhatwelearned I may not have been on his head to buffer the wind, but unicorn snot and baby seal blood make good hair gel.— Gundy's Hat (@GundysHat) October 26, 2013
Akward, sad, and ironic, but true
#CRFFWhatWeLearned with the exception of Weeden, who walked on, Gundy has not been able to recruit and keep a QB that can run this offense— K.L. Powers (@lilapplepoke) October 26, 2013
Wow, I just feel really bad for Kansas
#CRFFWhatWeLearned Tyler Patmon has won as many games this season as he did his entire time at Kansas.— Blake (@PokesFootball) October 27, 2013
You would think they would watch some of the games, or at least look at the stat sheet
#CRFFWhatWeLearned Even Vegas thinks they have too much money, not even trying. #OKState opens as 2.5 point favorite at #TexasTech— Chris Ross (@ChrisRossSports) October 27, 2013
I'm glad OU gets them before we do
#okstate / #ou eerily similar. Great D but can't quite cash in on O yet. I still want to see #Baylor challenged #CRFFwhatwelearned— DenLowery (@DenLowery) October 27, 2013