Almost 70 Percent of OSU Fans Less Confident Pokes Can Win Big 12 Now

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We have seen OSU win 2.5 games out of their first three, and now the real fun begins. OSU heads to Baylor on Saturday to take on the only Big 12 team it hasn’t beaten in the last two years. I thought it would be fun and interesting to see if you guys are more or less confident Mike Gundy has a team that can win the Big 12 than you were at the start of the season (before the SE Louisiana game).Almost 70 percent of you said you were less confident. Another 25 percent said it’s equal and almost 10 said more.I’m in the 24 percent. By the end of August I had legitimately talked myself into the idea that OSU could, in some probably-unrealistic scenario involving Baker Mayfield and a gas station (and a few other things), win this conference. Of course I also thought OSU was going to light it up more than it has in the first two games. I genuinely thought this was going to look like a 10-win team.It hasn’t.But the Big 12 might also stink. OU’s star is a little less bright than it was (and Rudolph still has not lost to them 🙂 ). Texas is good but maybe not great. Everyone else has looked average to above average at best. WVU, Kansas State, TCU — all average. Tech — average. It’s just a bunch of mediocre play so far. In fact, if I’m a WVU or Tech fan, I’m actually encouraged by the way the first month has gone. Those teams should absolutely believe they have a better chance at winning this league than they did a month ago.As for OSU, I’m still confident they can win it, but that has a lot more to do with how other teams have played than what I’ve seen from the Pokes. Remember, every conference-winning team since the schedule went to nine games has gone 8-1. The bottom line with the Cowboys? They have some monster road games beginning with this one in Waco. We will know a lot more after this weekend.Poll Q: I am _____ confident OSU can win the Big 12 after three games than/as I was at the start of the season.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 20, 2016Onto the comments!JG: I’ve felt down on our team since we s*** the bed in Bedlam 2013…something has to change on the coaching staff before we ever sniff a conference championship and CFP berth.JG, my man! We played for the Big 12 title like 300 days ago!Davids: Before the season I thought we would lose three maybe four conference games. So, I still feel about the same and a conference championship looks to be a long shot. If we beat Baylor (I think this will be very difficult!) my confidence will be much higher! The parity is real and a big road win puts us in a pretty good position. Curious how others would pick the top eight in the conference.Bob Sitts: I’m still not confident. Our play calling is not good. Our offensive line leaves a lot to question. Rudolph is hit or miss. And I really don’t like that we have given up two 14-point leads in back to back games. The contenders of the big 12 will make you pay for that and yes while OU is “down” this year (two losses to top 10 teams) they always get up for us…and we let them in. So my confidence is LOW and I want to be proven wrong!Big D: I’m confident in the fact that no one in our league has any less warts than us.last_img read more

Tre Flowers Throws Shade at Texas for not Recruiting Him

first_imgAs with a lot of players from Texas on Oklahoma State’s roster, Tre Flowers was not recruited by the Texas Longhorns. Coming out of Converse, Texas, Flowers was just a three-star prospect with offers from a number of schools. But none were his in-state school Texas. And after scoring on a blocked extra point on Saturday after a big win, he threw some shade towards Texas in an Instagram post:screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-7-07-31-amSeeing the way Texas’ secondary was gashed down the seam for big plays on Saturday with 392 yards through the air, it’s just salt in the wound for a Texas team reeling defensively. I love it.He also did this..@_Slimm7 goes through the end zone and throws the upside down Hook Em Horns. I approve. pic.twitter.com/T6tFoGD0Bi— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) October 1, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Majority Of OSU Fans Believe a 7-2 Record Wins The Big 12

first_imgI wanted to gauge everyone’s optimism on OSU winning the Big 12 in a different way this week: By gauging what record everyone thinks will win the Big 12. For the past five years, it has been 8-1 every year. Here’s a look at all five of those final standings.screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-2-17-00-pm screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-2-17-15-pm screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-2-17-26-pm screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-2-17-38-pm screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-2-17-50-pmLike I noted last week, OSU has played on the final weekend of the season three times in the last five years to win the Big 12 title. That’s astonishing. Could this year be 2013 all over again where you lost a game you shouldn’t have on the road and still end up playing for all the conference marbles on December 3? Most of you think OSU could even lose another game and still have a chance.The issue for me here is I’m having a hard time coming up with two losses for OU. Their record is not great, but UH and Ohio State are great which is precisely why the 2-2 exists. They do have defensive issues, but who doesn’t? I’ve gone back and forth between 7-2 and 8-1 a lot, but I guess I’ll go with the majority here and say 7-2 which means OSU really could be playing again for the Big 12 title in the last game of the season.Your thoughts and comments below.Tuesday poll question … What will the conference record of the Big 12 winner be?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 4, 2016Mark: I say 7-2. The conference stinks in relation to other conferences, but there is significant parity within the conference. It’s a shame to see the Big 12 devolve like it has, but it does make for some nail-biting football.Jerry: Possible 8-1, realistically 7-2. And hope not 6-3. My gut is if our O-line keeps improving with the defense putting in more time tweaking loose spots a little more. We can win out.Brad: I think OU is going to win the league at 8-1 (9-3). There defense may have issues but that offense is going to be a nightmare.Tre: I think OU will drop one to either Baylor or West Virginia. We can win out. I say we end up having another de facto championship Bedlam game. Good for both state schools and shows yet again the strength of the league is in the state of Oklahoma where it should be. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

OSU Offensive Line Recruit Earns Army All-American Bowl Invite

first_imgOklahoma State offensive tackle commit Derek Kerstetter, a first-team all district selection as a junior last year, has earned high honors by being invited to the prominent Army All-American Bowl:Honored to be invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl! Couldn’t have done it without an great group of guys by my side! #Armybowl— Derek Kerstetter (@derekk40) October 7, 2016 Kerstetter is a 6-foot-5, 280-pound versatile lineman who plays both the guard and left tackle position. Watching his film, he really jumps out with a strong ability to hold and finish his blocks all the way through, often times pancaking his defender by just physically over-powering them.Kerstetter is a second consecutive offensive lineman commit to play in the Army All American Bowl, if he chooses to accept the invitation, joining last year’s offensive tackle standout Tramonda Moore, who did not qualify academically and is now at a junior college. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Three-star Texas Tailback Ta’Zhawn Henry Names OSU in Top 6

first_imgStrangely enough, neither Texas A&M nor Oklahoma State have extended an offer — at least not yet — according to both his 247Sports and Rivals profiles. But that hasn’t stopped him from including both in his top schools at every turn, just as he did when he dropped a top 12 that the two were included in several months ago.The 5-foot-8 all-purpose back has more than 20 scholarship offers and most recently collected one from TCU. He’s been a very productive player for Lamar High School, recording consecutive 1,400-yard rushing seasons as both a sophomore and a junior, and perhaps OSU — which does have interest in Henry — could be next on his offer sheet.The Cowboys recently missed on four-star target Keaontay Ingram but are currently in the top schools for Georgia standouts Lyn-J Dixon and James Graham. Oklahoma State has yet to land a running back in the 2018 class, but the staff could be nearing a commitment soon.Three-star running back Ta’Zhawn Henry of Lamar High School in Houston trimmed his list of top schools from 12 to six on Monday and OSU, along with Texas A&M, TCU, Oregon State, Houston and Iowa State. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Tuesday Poll: More Yards for Washington or Hill in 2017?

first_imgWe are finalizing some of our predictions for the season around here today, and one thing that came up was whether James Washington or Justice Hill would rack up more yards this year. Last year, Washington had 1,380 and Hill had 1,142, but the latter didn’t fully blossom until Big 12 play started. Washington was considered a star throughout.With the influx of receivers and Chris Carson gone, I expect these numbers to be quite similar in 2017.As always, your comments and thoughts will be included in tomorrow’s roundup.Tuesday’s poll question: Who has more yards this year?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 29, 2017AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more