The Oklahoma State vs Mississippi State football game will be televised on Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. on ch 8.1 KTUL. KTUL will air at 1 p.m. a one hour “KTUL Big 4 College Football Special” covering the four area college teams: OSU, OU, Tulsa and Arkansas. This replaces the ABC special “RGIII: Will to Win” about Washington Redskins and former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. ABC has not aired an hour special on Sam Bradford or Brandon Weeden.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys team has the least amount of questions than practically any other team. That and the schedule is why they were picked by most outlets to win the Big 12. The offense is a machine (a system). If one quarterback gets hurt, another one replaces him without skipping a beat. The defense has less holes than the one loss team in 2011. The defensive ends are relatively inexperienced. Sports Illustrated left the Cowboys off their top 25 because OSU has new offensive and defensive coordinators. However, the coordinators are not bringing in new schemes.
The Oklahoma Sooners are reeling with the loss of QB Landry Jones. Underlings in Bob Stoops organization mounted a “whisper campaign” by texting media representatives announcing that Trevor Knight had gotten the starting job at quarterback when he had not. Stoops was forced to scramble and surrendered to the inevitable days later and announced that Knight was the starter. For weeks before the announcement, officials at OU had said that Knight was better than Blake Bell. The Oklahoma defense was horrendous last season especially against the run. For years OU has been able to compensate for their lack of defensive coaching with their team speed. Opponents can now match their speed. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops should have been fired last year and probably would have if he wasn't Bob Stoops' brother. Nepotism laws apparently don't apply to state coaching positions. The Oklahoma game against Louisiana Monroe which starts at 6 p.m. n Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 is available on pay per view (likely on Cox channel 1606).
University of Tulsa has already played on Thursday and they (spoiler alert) were horrendous. Last year's team could beat the Sooners when they play them in two weeks, but this year's team will have to get a lot better.
University of Arkansas should move out of the SEC West and go to a newly formed Big 12 North. Even if they are better than last year, they have no chance.