COWBOYS ON TBS AT TEXAS
The game with Texas will be televised by TBS and will kickoff at 6 p.m. in Austin. The broadcast team for TBS includes well known former Oklahoma City sportscaster Ron Thulin. Thulin handles play-by-play, Charles Davis is the analyst and Craig Sager is the sideline reporter. TBS had a crew at the Bedlam game gathering features for potential appearance of the Cowboys against Texas.
It will be the first appearance by Oklahoma State on TBS since the 1985 opener at Washington. OSU won that game over the nationally ranked Huskies 31-17. The only other appearance for the Cowboys on TBS was a 25-15 loss at Tulsa played on a Sunday early in the 1982 season.
RECRUITING GETS A BOOST WITH EXPOSURE
Oklahoma State football may have received as much, if not more, exposure this past weekend than ever before. ESPN bringing GameDay to Stillwater, along with ABC televising the game to most of the country – and all of it at one point – made for a lot of exposure. Miles said it already has, and will continue to help in recruiting.
"We have had strong visibility that is increasing with GameDay. It was handled well on our campus. As I was leaving after the game, I stopped by the GameDay location and talked to some of their production people and they said what a hospitable place this was to conduct their set up, breakdown, and the show," Miles said.
"There was great cooperation with our fans. It was a wonderful experience. It was positive and put us in more homes as the lead off to the college football Saturday with Boone Pickens Stadium as the background. It will help us to get into certain homes."
WILLIAMS MAY BE CLOSE
Miles said injured cornerback Darrent Williams got in some good work last week, and that he knows Williams is anticipating playing in the game Saturday at Texas. Miles said he doesn't know how the medical staff will evaluate the continued recovery and healing of Williams' broken left arm.
"I don't know, if I did I would tell you," said Miles. "I can't make a call that we would or would not have him for the game."
KOENIG UNCERTAIN; CURTIS PLAYS WELL
Miles had a similar view on the back injury of redshirt freshman offensive left guard David Koenig. Koenig has suited up for the least two games, but he has not played after getting off to a great start in the first three games of the season.
"Corey Curtis played well in the game and is getting more confident," Miles said of Koenig's replacement in the Oklahoma game. "I'm pleased how things have gone along those lines."
MILES "NO PROBLEM" WITH PETERSON WINNING HEISMAN
Miles was asked if he had a problem with Oklahoma freshman tailback Adrian Peterson winning the Heisman Trophy.
"Personally, I think that award should go to the best college football player in the nation and he deserves consideration," said Miles. "It's not about class. It should come down to the people that know all the leagues and players. Those people look at who has the best season and then I have no problem with whoever wins it."
There is no doubt that Oklahoma State's freshman kicker Jason Ricks, who was wide left on a 49-yard field goal attempt that could have sent the Bedlam game into overtime, took the loss as hard as anyone. Miles made it very clear that Ricks is his kicker, and that he is not responsible for the outcome.
"This is a kid that kicked the game-winning field goal the week before," Miles said of the freshman that is 8-of-11 on field goals this season. "There were a series of thing that if other players had played appropriate or played better technique then it would have never come down to that. Sometimes you hit them and sometimes you don't, but he is very talented."
Asked if he might have to deal with Ricks' reality that he cost the team the game, Miles was more emphatic.
"Anybody that writes his reality and it is perpetuated is costing this young man a chance to be a good player. From me it will be re-explained and formatted properly."
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