Morning Links: OSU vs. KU Reaction, The Best Players Born in Each State, Kirk Cousins Fired Up


A look around the world of noteworthy Oklahoma State Cowboys news and notes, as well as other relevant stories from the Big 12 and sports world in general.

It still feels strange to be talking about football after what happened on Saturday in Stillwater. With that said, there’s still plenty of news and analysis following that terrible day, because at one point, there was a meaningless game played that day. The Cowboys resume this week and try to get back to normal somewhat as they prepare to face a Texas Tech team in Lubbock this Saturday who is suddenly trending downward.

Stillwater and Beyond

♦ First and foremost, NewsOk has posted links to a guestbook that you can sign for the victims of the crash and their loved ones.

♦ Kansas coach Dave Beaty reflects back on the Cowboys’ resiliency and performance during the game.

♦ Here’s the full Mike Gundy postgame press conference.

♦ The folks down in Norman continue to show incredible class and respect following what happened Saturday, such as this example:

And now, we have the OU choir singing the Oklahoma State alma mater during a concert. Incredible.

♦ Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman were superb during the FS1 broadcast. Here’s a few quotes from the booth concerning both the tragedy and the game.

♦ “We told (the starters) we needed them to get back out there, control the game for the first six or seven minutes of the second half, take control of the game and give some of our younger players and walk-ons the opportunity to play,” Mike Gundy said. “And that’s the way it worked out.”

♦ ESPN’s Brandon Chatmon gave J.W. Walsh a helmet sticker for his 5 TD performance.

♦ The Cowboys moved up to No. 12 this week in the latest AP poll.

♦ Here’s a great piece on former OSU safety and now graduate assistant coach Markelle Martin from last week.

♦ Some piece of human trash thought it’d be a fun idea to hack OSU offensive line coach Greg Adkins’ Twitter account on Saturday.

Elsewhere and Otherwise

♦ ESPN’s latest Big 12 bowl projections.

♦ Saturday Blitz’s Nicholas Ian Allen took on the monumental task of naming the top football player born in each state.

♦ Bleacher Report breaks down Baylor’s situation following Seth Russell’s neck fracture.

♦ This was glorious. Kirk Cousins was feeling pretty good after leading the Redskins to their biggest come-from-behind victory ever on Sunday.

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