Multiple sources told Go Pokes today that they expect Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy to make an announcement by the end of the week as far as the hiring of the next offensive line coach on the Cowboys football staff. We had suspected earlier that could be the case.
Gundy made the decision to let go of Greg Adkins, the Cowboys offensive line coach of the past two seasons, on Friday, Jan. 27, and the news of the change did not come out until the Tulsa World broke the story a week later.
The Oklahoma State staff came back on Tuesday from a short break following signing day and word immediately spread that Gundy was ahead of the task in finding a new offensive line coach. We will stay alert to this story.
The career of Cowboys starting right offensive tackle Zach Crabtree demonstrates the plight of finding the right person as Crabtree, heading into this season as a fifth-year senior, will be playing for his fourth offensive line coach. He was recruited and red shirted under Joe Wickline, his freshman season played for Bob Connelly, and played the last two seasons for Atkins.
Spring football begins on Monday, March 6, so it is not far away.
On an unrelated note, two Oklahoma State offensive linemen who will graduate at the end of the spring semester have decided to move on and give up their remaining eligibility as reserve offensive guard Jesse Robinson and reserve offensive tackle Matthew Mucha have left the football program. The pair remain in school and are set to graduate in May.