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High Noon Highlights(10/11): Jordan Brailford named to Bednarik Watch List

Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed in Oklahoma State Athletics.

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Jordan Brailford named to Bednarik Award watch list:

Brailford is the nation’s current leader in sacks. With that, comes recognition from the award for best defensive player in the country. The Bednarik Award finalist will be announced on Nov. 19. The Maxwell Football Club selection committee chose the candidates. Fellow Cowboy Justin Phillips was on the original watch list that came out in July.

Tulsa World uniform tracker:

The Tulsa World released an awesome photo gallery that goes through every combination the football team has worn since Oklahoma State made the change in 2011. It’s fun to be able to go through and find your favorite looks.

Hubbard is lethal on kick returns:

Cameron Jourdan of The Franchise wrote an excellent piece for their website highlighting Oklahoma State’s struggles on kick returns and how Chuba Hubbard can change that.

Hubbard’s speed is his best trait, and his quick, shifty movements are flashbacks to when Hill was eviscerating opponent’s schemes. When the redshirt freshman gets into the open field, no one is going to catch him.

Although he hasn’t burst out of a bunch of defenders yet, Gundy said it’s not long before it happens.

“He’s a fast guy,” Gundy said. “He’s gonna come out of there.”

Gundy mentioned he was a fan of the rule changes on kickoffs. If executed properly, a team will start on its 25 every time. But with players like Hubbard who are capable of shredding kick coverages and scoring, it makes for a decision.

When weighing the risk/reward for kick returns, Gundy admitted Hubbard is worth a gamble.

“He’s worth the risk because if we get a crease with him, he’s so fast that it should work out good for us.”

In non-Oklahoma State news...

Doug Meacham out as Kansas Offensive Coordinator:

After losing to West Virginia on the road this weekend 22-38 Kansas has fired offensive coordinator Doug Meacham.