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High Noon Highlights(9/20): Taylor Cornelius gets ready to play the school he grew up rooting for

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

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Taylor Cornelius gets ready to play the team he rooted for as a kid:

Growing up in West Texas, two hours away from Lubbock, Taylor Cornelius grew up a Red Raider fan. This weekend he gets ready for them to be his opponent as the starting quarterback for the OSU Cowboys. The Oklahoman’s Nathan Ruiz wrote a great piece on that.

“It was right down the road,” Cornelius said. “I grew up always going to Tech games. I was a Raider fan growing up, that’s for sure.”

But Cornelius wanted to be more than a fan. He attended Texas Tech camps under Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury and his predecessor, Tommy Tuberville, and had the opportunity to walk on there, like he eventually did at OSU.

“We had seen him and he was a very good athlete,” Kingsbury recalled on the Big 12 coaches conference call. “We thought he had an opportunity to maybe play multiple positions.”

Bedlam fans cordial regard Dax Hills commitment to Michigan:

Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World wrote a fantastic piece regarding what he saw on Twitter.

Y’know what, it actually restored my faith in the internet. Or some faith at least.

An OSU fan known as Cowboy replied to Hill’s post with: “Would have loved to see you in Stillwater with this amazing, aggressive defense. That said, Good luck in your future football career. You’ve earned it!”

James, an OU fan, replied: “Congrats on your decision, I know it wasn’t easy for you. May God bless you in the years to come.”

Here was Wildthang: “Congrats. Best of luck to ya. Huge bummer for us Cowboys. Hill family gave us Justice, can’t be greedy.”

Mike Gundy appears on Jim Rome to address hair rumors:

The college football world was sent into a frenzy a few weeks ago when it appeared that Mike Gundy had cut his luxurious mullet. He appeared on Jim Rome yesterday to set the record straight.

“I was shocked where it came from,” Gundy said. “The only thing I can think of is one day in fall camp in August I had run a little bit to far and gotten a headache so I laid down to sleep for 30 minutes before I went to practice and it kinda smashed my hair,”

Fans need not worry! The mullet is in tact!

That’s all for today folks! Have a great afternoon,