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High Noon Highlights (10/5): Illingworth family has been pleasantly surprised

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Illingworth family has gotten an unexpected surprise:

Jenni Carlson of the Oklahomanwas able to talk to the family of Oklahoma State backup QB Shane Illingworth to get their perspective on what this football season has been like for their family.

“He didn’t get that from me.”

Then again, who could blame anyone in Illingworth’s family for being excited?

They didn’t think he was going to be in uniform much less in the game. They weren’t expecting him to do anything, and instead, they got to see him do something they’ll be talking about forever.

No matter what does the rest of the season or even the rest of his career as a Cowboy, what happened last Saturday will always hold a special place in their hearts.

“He was given the opportunity, and he doesn’t miss an opportunity,” his mom said. “He was ready to go. He’s been waiting for this a long time.

“Pretty awesome.” {Oklahoman}

Les Miles this Oklahoma State can win the conference:

After this past Saturday’s game against the Kansas Jayhawks, opposing coach Les Miles had great things to say about the Cowboys.

“They’re pretty good,” Miles said. “Their talent, certainly seems like they’ve got a nice running back, good quarterbacks. And their stature, their height is very good. And I think [Mike Gundy’s]doing a good job. ... I think they will be a team that could easily play for the conference. A lot of time between now and then, but I think he’d give them a chance to play for the championship.” {24/7 Sports}

Podcast with Patsy Armstrong:

Scrap the Playbook conducted an awesome interview with director of on-campus football recruiting, Patsy Armstrong.

“When it was all said and done, the heart and core of recruiting is relationships,” Armstrong said. “I saw firsthand the coaches and the staff that were building these relationships with Anthony, genuine relationships, authentic, and in turn, that’s what I needed to make sure people felt when they came to Oklahoma State.”

From California to Oklahoma, Armstrong has built her career around those types of connections. {Scrap the Playbook}

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