A big ole barbecue sandwich with sliced brisket, pork sausage, and even some sliced ham is a real treat. I also can go for a big turkey sandwich, and I like mine with a little avocado or guacamole.
If I were Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, and defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements I'd be ordering up a big sandwich for Saturday night against Florida State.
This sandwich could be really meaty, but it's not for eating. The meat would be 6-4 and 235 pounds of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Jameis Winston is a big guy and he doesn't go down easy, yet the Seminoles gave up 33 sacks last season. Winston is so supremely confident that he is liable to hang on to the ball a little too long at times.
Now we know the targeted middle of the sandwich, but what about those two big slices of break. I nominate defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean.
Ogbah, at 6-4, 270 pounds, and Bean, at 6-5, 250, are both sitting on big seasons with sack numbers. They came on late last season to show they were really proficient at getting to and bringing down quarterbacks.
Bean especially harassed the Missouri quarterbacks in the Cotton Bowl. Tigers starter James Franklin finished 15-of-40 passing with one interception for 174 yards. Backup Matty Mauk was 2-of-4 for 32yards. That was a talented and explosive Missouri offense.
Now can Bean and Ogbah act like a couple of pieces of Texas toast and cover up Famous Jameis Winston? We can only hope for those kind of results. The best way to curtail the Seminoles offense would sure seem to be making a concerted effort to make Winston miserable. The fun doesn't have to be limited to Bean and Ogbah, but they are sure a good bet to get it rolling.