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NFL.com named Oklahoma State JUCO OW transfer Tyreek Hill was named by NFL.com as the Big 12's best preseason breakout candidate.

Cowboys' HC Mike Gundy told reporters last month that Hill will receive 15-20 touches per game, and he's expected to play an offensive role similar to Percy Harvin and Tavon Austin. "The junior college transfer might be the fastest player in the Big 12 and brings plenty of talent to a team that is lacking playmakers," wrote staff writer Bryan Fischer. "Think Tavon Austin at West Virginia from a few years ago in terms of impact."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 27 - 9:18 PM

The NCAA has changed its ruling on Oklahoma State's APR score, and they will now avoid practice restrictions.

The NCAA had previously said Oklahoma State fell just below the APR limit of 930 to "pass" the penalty area. The school apparently found a football player from the 1990's who went back to school and recently graduated, taking them over the threshold. Oklahoma State has not disclosed the athlete's name.
Jul 29 - 1:36 PM

Oklahoma State freshman RB Devon Thomas will not join the team.

The 18-year-old was charged with five felonies in the offseason, including shooting with the intent to kill, robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary. Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy was asked about Thomas and refused to mention him by name. Instead, he said: "The roster that we handed out today are the players that will report next week. And if there’s a player that’s not on that roster, then he’s not a part of our team." It's very possible that the three-star recruit's football career is over.
Jul 21 - 8:56 PM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy told reporters JUCO OW transfer Tyreek Hill will receive 15-20 touches per game.

It has been said that Hill will play the Percy Harvin/Tavon Austin role for the Cowboys this season, seeing time as a receiver and ball carrier. The Junior College transfer has junior eligibility, and he is already getting billed as the Big 12's newcomer of the year.
Jul 21 - 12:53 PM

Oklahoma State football coaches received a raise for the 2014 season.

Per Pete Roussel, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will earn $550,000 in 2014, an increase of $88,000 from a year ago, and head coach Mike Gundy will earn $3.5 million, also an increase of $50,000. Many of the school's other position coaches received more money as well. Oklahoma State has been one of the most consistent programs in recent memory.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 24 - 12:25 PM

Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore LB Dominic Ramacher announced Friday that he will leave the Cowboys' football program.

The three-star member of OSU’s 2012 recruiting class was a special teams contributor as a redshirt freshman last season. "I have decided to leave OSU and football," Ramacher wrote on his Facebook page. "My dreams and aspirations have changed and as a young man I need to make decisions for my own life, regardless of what others feel about it. My passion for the game is lost and it would be unfair to the coaches, the team, and myself to continue on with something I cannot fully buy into." Ramacher is walking away from an increased role with the team in 2014. The Oklahoman wrote that he "figured to be in the mix for playing time in a desperately thin OSU linebacking corps."
Jun 15 - 2:30 PM

Oklahoma State junior RB Tyreek Hill will have a role similar to that of Percy Harvin or Tavon Austin this season, according to NFL.com.

"Hill will likely get enough touches to put up big numbers just like those two," the site noted, which should perk up fantasy owners' ears. Hill is a Swiss army knife of a weapon, capable of squirting through holes as a scat back or lining up in the slot to wreak havoc in the middle of the field. "He's probably one of, if not the, fastest players in the Big 12 and will be a key weapon for an Oklahoma State team that is replacing many starters this year," NFL.com observed.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 15 - 1:14 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore WR Jhajuan Seales is a worthy, but unpolished, NFL prospect.

"Seales has flashed the raw talent to be the next pro-caliber pass-catcher out of Stillwater," Brugler wrote. Seales will have to make huge steps forward in his game to join Justin Blackmon (2012), Dez Bryant (2010), Rashaun Woods (2004) as the next Cowboys' first-round receiver, but he's no slouch. "Seales accelerates well off the line of scrimmage and does a nice job selling his route, but is still unpolished in several areas and needs to improve the 'little things' at receiver to be viewed as a viable draft pick by NFL scouts," Brugler added. Seales collected 39 catches for 571 yards and three scores in 2013.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 7 - 9:16 PM

Oklahoma State senior OT Daniel Koenig must show improvement in 2014 to have a chance at getting drafted, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"While he does some things well, Koenig needs to improve in several areas as a senior before any NFL team gives him a draftable grade," Brugler wrote. "He is lean limbed and tight hipped with a narrow trunk and doesn't boast the muscle definition or functional strength to match up physically in the trenches." Koenig will start at left tackle again in 2014 after shifting over from the right side in the middle of last year. "Koenig lacks natural coordination in his kickslide and doesn't consistently bring his feet with him, making him unreliable in space, especially vs. speed rushers (Kony Ealy ate him up in the Cotton Bowl)," Brugler wrote. "He has some traits to work with, but needs to improve in several areas as a senior if he hopes to have any type of future at the professional level."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 7 - 8:54 PM

Oklahoma State junior DE Jimmy Bean hasn't yet played up to his athletic gifts, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has a workable and athletic frame with flexible joints and the body control to comfortably play in space," Brugler wrote. "Bean is at his best when he combats blockers with his hands to win the edge, showing flashes of this, but not consistently, lacking ideal functional strength at this point in his development." The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Bean owns a 4.69 40-yard dash. "He has an ordinary get-off with rudimentary pass rush skills and passive hands, playing too reactionary with a limited arsenal to beat blockers," wrote Brugler. "Bean improved his ball awareness throughout last season, but doesn't always properly use his physical gifts to get there on time, something he needs to improve in 2014."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 6 - 11:09 PM

Oklahoma State freshman RB Devon Thomas has been charged with three felonies, reports the Tulsa World.

The 18-year-old has been charged with shooting with the intent to kill, robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary, according to court documents. Thomas, the Broken Arrow High School record holder for most rushing yards in a season and career, was a four-star member of the Cowboys’ 2014 recruiting class. If his involvement in this incident is proven, he'll never play a down in Stillwater.
Source: Tulsa World
Jun 6 - 10:07 PM

Oklahoma State senior DT James Castleman's pursuit in space "gives him hope for the next level," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He is slow footed and late to redirect, but plays comfortable on his feet, which allows him to pursue in space and gives him hope for the next level," Brugler wrote. The athletic defensive tackle led OSU's interior linemen with 33 tackles and had 5 tackles for a loss in 2013. Brugler notes that Castleman is 'stout at the point of attack with strong hands to finish tackles."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 6 - 8:46 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Oklahoma State Junior CB Kevin Peterson has "solid size and length" for the cornerback position.

"Peterson has solid size and length for the position and understands how to make just enough contact downfield without drawing flags, but in typical Big 12 fashion, he isn't asked to jam or attempt to reroute despite playing at the line of scrimmage. He has good, not great, speed with coordinated footwork to redirect and the natural awareness to turn his head and make plays on the ball," Brugler wrote. Now that CB Justin Gilbert is off to the NFL, Peterson has been tabbed the next man up. Last season Peterson started in 11 games for the Cowboys and he finished with 24 tackles, six passes defended and a pair of interceptions on the season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 6 - 5:30 PM

The Tulsa World reports Oklahoma State freshman RB Devon Thomas is now facing five felonies.

The police report alleges that the 18-year-old Thomas and four others broke into a residence, forced a person into a bedroom and threatened to shoot him or her, and then waited for an acquaintance so that they could complete a drug robbery. Adds the paper: "When the second person arrived, the intruders at gunpoint stole his marijuana, money, shoes and clothing and instructed him to leave because they were going to "bust a cap," the robbery victim told police. After the victim got into his vehicle, one of the robbers fired at least one round that went through the vehicle’s rear windshield and nicked the driver’s head rest, according to Thomas’ arrest report. The bullet narrowly missed the driver, the report states." Police believe Thomas was brandishing the gun, which won't help him in a trial. Thomas was a three-star member of the Cowboys’ 2014 recruiting class, though it doesn't appear as though he'll ever play a down in Stillwater.
Source: Tulsa World
May 31 - 3:30 PM

Tulsa World is reporting that Oklahoma State RB Devon Thomas was arrested Wednesday, and was charged with armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill.

"Thomas,18, and three others were accused of robbing a man at gunpoint about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Madison, Broken Arrow police Sgt. Thomas Cooper said. The victim reported the suspects stole his marijuana, money, shoes and clothing and instructed him to leave because they were going to "bust a cap," According to Tulsa World. Thomas remained in jail early Friday morning on $125,000 bond. OSU's incoming freshman averaged more than five yards per carry during the past two seasons at Broken Arrow HS and totaled more than 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns.
May 30 - 10:43 AM


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