OSU Football Notebook: Plenty Of Visitors

STILLWATER - Former Oklahoma State head football coach Pat Jones was visiting Wednesday afternoon's practice. Jones coached current Cowboys football boss Mike Gundy when he was quarterbacking the Cowboys, and went on to become and NFL assistant coach with the Dolphins and Raiders. Jones was joined by friend and former University of Miami, Fla., head coach Randy Shannon at the practice.

Shannon told us that he is going to work as an analyst for ESPN this upcoming season.

One player that Jones and Shannon boh came away impressed with was Haskell, Okla., native and former Los Angeles Angels minor league baseball player Tyler Johnson. The sophomore linebacker made several plays that gained the notice of Jones and Shannon.

Some high school coaching staffs were on hand as well.. Tulsa Holland Hall assistant athletic director Fred Utter was in Stillwater along with some of the Dutchmen coaches checking out the OSU practice. Holland Hall is coming off a teriffic season and hopes to be strong again this fall in the Southwest Preparatory Conference.

Native Oklahoman and standout high school head coach and college assistant Todd Dilbeck is in his third year at Alma, Ark., and along with several other members of his coaching staff is in Stillwater to clinic with the Cowboys.

A long-time proponent of the spread offense, Dilbeck and his staff are hoping to pick up some added ideas for their offense at Alma. Dilbeck has coached future Cowboys freshman and recent football signee Isaac McCoy.

The 6-0, 170-pound speedster will play wide receiver at OSU after doing a little bit of everything for Alma. Most recently he led Alma to the Class 5A basketball championship over Sylvan Hills, 80-64. McCoy had one of the most impressive games individually in championship history.

"I was worried some of the basektball coaches might try to make a run at him," said Dilbeck. "Georgetown had a coach at the game and Arkansas had just changed coaches and I thought they might make a run at him. You know they came after him hard in football. They pushed really hard."

McCoy scored 39 points in the championship game, third most in tournament history. He also had 20 rebounds, which tied for the most in a championship game. McCoy added four assists, three blocked shots, and a steal.

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