It’s Thursday, which suggests we have now numerous objects for you from enemy territory.
Mason Younger on the OU Every day dives deep into the history of Brent Venables at Kansas State, with a ton of quotes from Mark Mangino and Jim Leavitt. It’s an excellent learn with just a few photos of Venables within the purple and white.
There aren’t many Wildcats nonetheless round who had been additionally round in 2020 when Ok-State staged a 21-point comeback to upset the Sooners after an inexplicable non-conference loss at residence. However Arne Inexperienced caught up with most of them for the Capital-Journal.
Sooners Wire rounded up all of the picks they may discover for Saturday’s recreation, and the sturdy consensus is that K-State’s going to lose by 17-28 factors. I don’t suppose the Wildcat protection is being given sufficient credit score right here; in my Q&A with our friends at Crimson & Cream Machine, I famous that it is perhaps extra seemingly that Ok-State blows Oklahoma out than the reverse, however much more seemingly than that could be a shut Sooner win.
Justin Martinez of The Oklahoman boldly predicts a pick-six for the Sooners primarily based on the truth that Adrian Martinez hasn’t thrown an interception but this season. I don’t suppose he’s truly watched Ok-State play; if he had, he’d be questioning whether or not Martinez will throw a ball wherever close to a Sooner.
Over at CBS, Buddy of BotC Shehan Jeyarajah says should you’re into betting, you must take Ok-State this week — on the moneyline, not the spread, which suggests he thinks it’s well worth the danger to wager on the Wildcats successful outright.
On the one hand, Ok-State didn’t lose their convention opener. On the opposite, last night’s 0-0 draw was at Iowa State (3-3-3, 0-0-1), the one group so far to complete behind the Wildcats (4-4-2, 0-0-1) within the Massive 12 standings twice. On the opposite different hand, it’s some extent on the highway, so we’ll take it.
Iowa State keeper Jordan Silkowitz made three nice saves amongst her ten on the night time to maintain Ok-State out of the online, whereas her Wildcat counterpart Alaina Werremeyer was barely examined. With the clear sheet, Werremeyer has tied the Ok-State profession report for shutouts; final night time was her tenth.
The Cats host Oklahoma State (8-1-1, 1-0-0) at 1:00 Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys are the one Massive 12 group with a convention win to date, as everybody else both tied of their opener or haven’t performed but (Oklahoma and Baylor).
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Cliff Rovelto has added a new assistant. Fabien Corbillon, who spent six years as the top coach at Wright State and one other six as an assistant at Texas State (who gained eight Solar Belt titles throughout his keep), will take over because the horizontal jumps coach in addition to recruiting jumpers and sprinters.
Corbillon, a 2003 graduate of the College of Orleans — sure, the one in France — is a former decathlete who competed within the French nationwide championships. Along with Wright State and Texas State, he’s hung out at Florida A&M, North Texas, and Coastal Carolina.