It’s high noon...
How this weekend’s matchup came to be:
The Idaho Statesman wrote an excellent piece about how the Boise State-Oklahoma State game came into fruition. It’s an interesting read about how a game like this benefits both programs. The agreement was made in 2013 for a game in Stillwater in 2018 and a game in Boise in 2021.
“We felt we’d played a lot on neutral fields, so we wanted to seek out those types of schools to come to Boise, find quality programs that would get fans excited and our coaches wanted,” former Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle said. “There’s a reputation that Boise State is tough, and it’s hard to win against them at home, so we were thankful for schools like Oklahoma State that would accept that.”
Mike Gundy is also excited about the matchup and the challenge it will present his players.
“I think it’s a great matchup,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. “They’re not listed as a Power Five conference school, but they’re good enough to not only be that, but they’re a consistent Top 25 team. ... They’ve got big-time talent, they’ve got NFL players.”
I really hope that Oklahoma State will keep schools like Boise on the schedule.
The 10|12 Podcast Previews Boise State-Oklahoma State:
The Oklahoman’s Nathan Ruiz joined our own Phillip Slavin on The 10|12 Podcast to talk this weeks game. This is a fantastic episode that OSU fans should take a listen to.
WE ARE LIVE! We’ve got @ChrisRossSports helping recap week 2, @BJRains and @NathanSRuiz previewing #okstate and Boise #BleedBlue, and @TheCoachMelissa and @patrick_mayhorn previewing #GoFrogs vs. tOSU. #Big12 #HailWV #Sooners #WreckEm #HookEm #SicEm https://t.co/NR8l4KUm0a— The 10|12 Podcast (@1012podcast) September 12, 2018
Taylor Cornelius gets the nod of approval from Spencer Sanders:
Kyle Boone of PFB wrote a piece about what Spencer Sanders thinks of QB1 Taylor Cornelius. In response to fan on an article from Nathan Ruiz, Spencer Sanders tweeted.
“Thanks man but you gotta give credit where credit is due.Corns doin one heck of a job out there”
Spencer Sanders says Taylor Cornelius is doing "one heck of a job" as #okstate's starting QB, downplays fans plea for him to start:https://t.co/TE7aYLHmtt— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 13, 2018
I’m no expert at building football programs (I can barely help manage a blog!), but this, I believe, is what experts would define as #culture. Maybe in Sanders’ mind he’s the best QB of the four candidates when it comes to playing time, but Twitter isn’t the place for expressing that opinion. Had he agreed with a “well actually, I agree I’m better,” he’d probably be on the stairmaster until November. Instead he downplayed it like a vet.