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The Oklahoman's Scott Wright and Nathan Ruiz report that Oklahoma State redshirt senior P Zach Sinor underwent hernia surgery on Tuesday.

The procedure has not yet been confirmed by the Cowboys -- and HC Mike Gundy won't be addressing the media again until next Tuesday -- but Sinor has more/less confirmed it himself, posting to Instagram "surgery went well! Thanks everybody for the support." There's no immediately known timetable for the redshirt senior's return to action, though we would hope that Gundy would be kind enough to shed some light on this next week. Recovery from a hernia surgery can range from as short to one week to multiple months. Sinor averaged 43.1 yards per punt last season, good for third-best in the Big 12. Should he remain sidelined into the regular season, senior Matt Hockett would be in line to start in his place.
Aug 7 - 2:57 PM

Texas A&M redshirt junior DB Kemah Siverand transferred to Oklahoma State as a graduate.

Siverand started his career as a wide receiver at A&M, but switched to defensive back prior to last season. He didn't make much of an impact at that position either, recording only six tackles in four games of action. As a redshirt junior graduate transfer he is able to play immediately, and will have two full seasons of eligibility remaining. The Aggies return both of their starting corners but Siverand could see some action in a reserve role.
Source: NewsOK
Aug 5 - 11:32 AM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy said that redshirt senior QB Taylor Cornelius is leading the team's competition to start.

"Certainly, going into August, he's our guy," Gundy said. Cornelius (6'6/232) has been sitting the bench for the Cowboys for some time while serving as backup to Mason Rudolph. He has played sparingly for obvious reasons, attempting just 24 total passes to date. Hawaii QB Dru Brown transferred over to Oklahoma State earlier this offseason and will be trying to wedge former walk-on Cornelius out of pole position in August camp. Part of the reason we love Justice Hill for a huge season -- beyond the fact that Justice Hill is a great player -- is the unsolidified situation at quarterback.
Jul 17 - 1:40 PM

The Athletic's Jason Kersey writes that Oklahoma State redshirt freshman LC Greenwood could be a factor in the Cowboys' offense.

As Kersey mentions, the top returning wideouts for the Cowboys -- Jalen McCleskey and Dillon Stoner -- are players that fit best on the inside. Oklahoma State will have to replace a pair of stars on the outside in James Washington and Marcel Ateman. Gundy specifically mentions that Greenwood (6'3/200) could be a replacement for Ateman on the outside. Junior Tyron Johnson and sophomore Tylan Wallace are slated as the starters, but keep an eye on Greenwood going forward.
Jul 9 - 4:39 PM

Oklahoma State approved a $200,000 raise for OC Mike Yurcich.

Yurcich had previously been making $600,000 annually. Up to $800,000, now, with this raise making him the highest-paid assistant coach in program history. Former DC Glenn Spencer had previously held that distinction with a $675,000 annual salary. In total, Oklahoma State will be doling out $4.1 million to its assistant coaches for 2018.
Source: Tulsa World
Jun 26 - 5:15 PM

Oklahoma State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 T Preston Wilson.

Wilson (6'5/295) took unofficial visits to both Oklahoma State and Baylor earlier this month. He also had himself an official visit to Arizona State, to no avail for the Sun Devils. The Cowboys have landed a pair of modestly ranked offensive line prospects of late, with three-star T Cole Birmingham committing to the program just days before Wilson likewise threw his lot in with HC Mike Gundy's crew. On the 247Sports composite board, Oklahoma State currently owns the No. 4 recruiting class in the Big 12 for the 2019 cycle.
Jun 19 - 3:48 PM

ESPN's Chris Low lists Oklahoma State as the team with the second toughest three-game stretch in 2018.

The only team with a tougher three-game stretch in Low's eyes is Oregon State. The three game stretch for the Cowboys that Low refers to starts with Oklahoma November 10, followed by a trip to West Virginia and finishes with TCU on November 24. It's fair to say that we'll learn a lot about Oklahoma State over those three games.
Source: ESPN
Jun 18 - 11:58 AM

Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said he "would approach recruiting a little differently" than HC Mike Gundy.

Holder went on to criticize him further and said "I’d want to finish higher in those recruiting rankings than we consistently do. I think that ultimately puts a ceiling on what you’re able to achieve … I think sometimes we settle when we don’t have to." Gundy hasn't issued an official response of any kind but did send a tweet with two concerned emoji's. Gundy recently received a raise in December and has a record of 113-53 during his tenure at Oklahoma State, making Holder's statements slightly off-putting.
Jun 14 - 3:26 PM

Oklahoma State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 QB Brendan Costello.

Costello is a dual-threat quarterback from San Clemente, California who visited Oklahoma State two weeks prior to committing. He also had offers from Army, UC Davis, Air Force, Brown, and Eastern Washington but ultimately decided to go with the Cowboys due to offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 13 - 1:34 PM

Oklahoma State senior WR Jalen McCleskey recorded a 79.4 percent catch rate from the slot, the highest among all returning Big 12 receivers.

After having a monster season in 2016 with a 73-812-7 receiving line, he took a step back in 2017, going for 49-633-5. McCleskey's best game of 2017 was against Pittsburgh on September 16th where he exploded for seven catches, 167 yards, and three touchdowns. He has been a productive player throughout his time at Oklahoma State, and a strong finish to his career would certainly help his chances of any aspirations of playing at the next level.
Jun 13 - 11:37 AM

Oklahoma State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 DT Jayden Jernigan.

Jernigan was also considering schools like Texas Tech, Washington and Colorado. The 6-foot-1, 280-pound defensive tackle ranks 33rd among the position in the 247 composite rankings, and as the 65th best player in the state of Texas. Gabe Brooks of the recruiting site calls him a "quick and powerful interior defensive lineman who probably best fits an even-front 3-technique role at the next level."
May 14 - 5:21 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller lists Justice Hill as the second best running back on his board for the 2019 NFL Draft coming into the season.

Hill is sandwiched between Alabama's Damien Harris and Stanford's Bryce Love at the position. It's worth noting that no running backs make Miller's initial top 25 prospects to start the year. Hill (5'10/171) was exceptional in 2017, rushing for 1,467 yards and 15 scores. With Mason Rudolph and James Washington off to the NFL, the Cowboys could rely more on Hill in 2018, and he could put up even bigger numbers in the process.
May 7 - 1:47 PM

Oklahoma State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2020 T Eli Russ.

Russ is ranked as the 22nd best tackle in the class according to 247 Sports composite rankings, and he's the third best player in the state of Oklahoma in those same rankings. At 6-foot-5, 305-pounds, Russ has NFL size already as a sophomore in high school, and this could be a candidate for immediate playing time -- depending on the depth chart -- when he enrolls in Stillwater at some point in 2020.
Source: Tulsa World
Apr 30 - 6:23 PM

Raiders selected Oklahoma State WR Marcell Ateman with the No. 228 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Ateman (6’5/216) rebounded from a 2016 foot fracture to explode for a 59/1,156/19.6/8 receiving line as a redshirt senior, leading the nation in yards per route run (3.52) and earning second-team All-Big 12 opposite James Washington. Although Ateman is plus sized with advanced ball skills, he showed limited twitch and speed against Big 12 corners and is old for a rookie, turning 24 in September. Ateman managed a 4.62 forty and pedestrian vertical (34") and broad (10’1") jumps at the Combine. Ateman’s likely ceiling is a No. 3 possession-type wideout.
Apr 28 - 5:56 PM

Steelers traded up with the Seahawks to select Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph with the No. 76 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Steelers gave up the No. 79 and No. 220 picks. Rudolph (6’5/235) made 41 starts for the Cowboys, going 32-9 with a 63.2% completion rate, 9.4 yards per attempt, and 92:26 TD-to-INT ratio. In 2017, PFF College charted Rudolph with 1,712 yards on throws delivered 20-plus yards downfield, most among all draft-eligible quarterbacks. Rudolph benefited from throwing to James Washington and Marcell Ateman, Oklahoma State’s spread offense, and slow Big 12 defenses. Rudolph is also a pocket passer only, lacking any ability to move the chains with his legs. Still, Rudolph’s sustained production, aggressive downfield mindset, and competent tools give him a shot at becoming a low-end starter. Rudolph will have a chance to grow in Pittsburgh's offense with rookie WR James Washington, who was Rudolph's favorite target at Oklahoma State.
Apr 27 - 9:55 PM


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