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High Noon Highlights(2/14): Shaq’s experience with Big Country

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Shaq and Big Country:

Shaq isn’t one to say much of his old opponents. One player that does stick out in his mind is Bryant “Big Country” Reeves. He said during TNT’s pregame show “Two guys I could never figure out,” “Muresan and that damn Big Country.”

Berry Trammel of the Oklahoman took a look at the career of Reeves against O’Neal.

The next two Januarys, Reeves had really good games against O’Neal – 16 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 7-of-13 from the field, while Shaq had 24/12 shooting 9-of-18, and 24 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 11 of 15, while Shaq had 25/14, shooting 9 of 20.

In 12 career games against Shaq, Reeves had five double-doubles. For his career, Reeves had 74 double-doubles, so that’s a percentage of 18.7 percent of his career games. But against Shaq, Big Country had a double-double more than 40 percent of the time.

The career numbers of the Shaq vs. Big Country series, over 12 games:

O’Neal: 29.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, .575 shooting.

Reeves: 12.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, .452 shooting. {The Oklahoman} \

Biletnikoff Award winners countdown:

The Biletnikoff Award is counting down 25 years if Award winners. Featured today was former Oklahoma State Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon.

Kasey Dunn sixth-highest Wide Receiver coach:

Kasey Dunn is one of Oklahoma State’s most important assistant coaches. He also is the sixth-highest paid wide receiver coach in the country according to Football Scoop. Dunn makes $410,000 a year. Dameyune Craig of Texas A&M is the highest paid at $600,000 a year.

Cowboys Add Defensive Quality Control Coach

Oklahoma State has added a young coach by the name of Koy McFarland to the staff. McFarland comes from Louisiana Tech where he spent the last two years serving as a graduate assistant on the defensive side of the ball. McFarland played receiver at the University of Arkansas - Monticello.

Vincent Taylor and the Dolphins host Parkland football team:

On the year anniversary of the tragedy striking at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Vincent Taylor and his Dolphins teammates brought out the Stoneman Douglas football team to their practice facility and work with professional players.

That’s all for today folks. Have a good Valentine’s Day!