The Oklahoma State (OSU) at Oklahoma (OU) bedlam football game scheduled for Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. CST will not be broadcast over the air in Tulsa. It is available on Fox Sports One (Cox 67/728, DirecTV 219, Dish 150, U-verse 652). Fox Sports has an app called Fox Sports Go but it is necessary to log in via a select cable provider to use it to view the game on mobile devices. The game is usually broadcast over the air on ch 8.1 KTUL via ABC. Even when one of the teams has been down, ABC at least had scheduled it for a small region in the 2:30 p.m. timeslot.
This match up highlights both coaches flaws. Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine is coming off a national yards per game record breaking effort against Kansas two weeks ago. However Perine was specifically kept in the game risking injury in order to achieve the record. Numerous players through history could have set the record but were pulled by their coaches. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has a tendency to emphasize public relations over solid football. The team had to depend on Perine only because Bob Stoops wants style points and he keeps his starting quarterbacks in the game to run up the score. Oklahoma’s backup quarterback had very little experience forcing them to just try to run Perine. It will not work every time against OSU and definitely won’t work in the bowl game.
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy mishandles top star recruits. Oklahoma State gets top rated recruits who want to play right away and not have to sit on the bench at Oklahoma or usually Texas. However Oklahoma State rarely gets the top superstars out of high school. Whenever they do get one, Gundy somehow manages to mishandle them. This season is highlighted by the transfer of Wes Lunt. Wes Lunt was a top star recruit out of Illinois who started over J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf. He then was injured and replaced by a worse passer. He then transferred when the worse passer kept starting even though Lunt had healed. Lunt at Illinois was injured this season so he was not able to rise up to his potential. J.W. Walsh, who is a worse passer then Lunt, this season got injured and OSU’s season went into a tailspin because while OSU backup QB Daxx Garman is a good passer he can’t evade defenses. Adding insult to injury Daxx Garman got hurt himself late in the season and Gundy burned the redshirt of another top recruit Mason Rudolph. Mason Rudolph is young and makes mistakes and has tendency to throw into double and triple coverage. Gundy would best play Garman on OSU’s side of the 50 yard line and then put Rudolph in when they cross the 50. Garman can hit long passes while a Rudolph turn over on own side of field would be devastating especially if OSU can hold OU’s offense.
The University of Tulsa football season is over and TU’s coach has been fired. Nebraska fired their coach for having about the same number of losses as Stoops so it is possible that if Oklahoma is humiliated, Stoops could be fired. Gundy has claimed that the Oklahoma State job is his Yankees job but he has since spent time with Brandon Weeden who was bounced out of the Yankees organization so the Yankees job doesn’t have the same cachet. Gundy was right in his assessment over scheduling. He didn’t want to play FSU as the first game of the season and had they played someone else, they might not need the win against Oklahoma to secure a bowl game and much needed practice time. He however does not have control over scheduling which is one of the prime reasons he has entertained leaving Oklahoma State for another job.
None of the Men’s Big 12 scheduled basketball games will be broadcast over the air on Tulsa TV. They are all currently scheduled for ESPN and ESPN related cable channels. This could change if at least two teams have great seasons and ABC/CBS picks their matches. ESPN3.com can show the games but most of them require logging in using an account from a select cable provider.