OSU Notebook: Upon further review, again
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
10/02/12 at 3:30 AM
Mike Gundy was asked about Texas' controversial game-winning touchdown (did Joe Bergeron lose a fumble before the ball crossed the goal line?) during a Sunday teleconference with this state's media.
And the Oklahoma State coach got another dose of the same subject when he was asked about the play during a Big 12 teleconference Monday.
"When the official came running in from the side and then raised his arms in the air, I think at that time we were all convinced that the ball wasn't even in (Bergeron's) hands when that happened," Gundy said. "So at what point did somebody confirm that it was a touchdown?"
The replay official reviewed the play and did not overturn the touchdown verdict.
"There is really (nothing) to be critical until I get some sort of a response," Gundy said, indicating that he expects to get some sort of explanation from the Big 12 by the middle of the week.
"But I just feel like if we are going to have a replay, it needs to be very, very, very thorough. Maybe it was. And if takes longer, it takes longer. That would be the only comment I would have at this point. We are just going to have to see how it plays out the next two days."
Good listeners: Every Monday during the season, Gundy follows his stint on the Big 12's conference call with a 10:40 a.m. appearance on SiriusXM's College Sports Nation.
During the satellite-radio show, Gundy had an interesting response when asked about OSU's success running to the left against Texas. He said the Longhorns "got fatigued" on that side and he became aware of that because of feedback from Cowboy blockers.
OSU plays fast with the intent of getting opponents fatigued. And Gundy said coaches talk to offensive linemen after each series and ask how specific defenders are faring.
"And they will give us honest feedback," Gundy said. "I have heard them say 'Coach, I don't know if I could block that guy if I was here the rest of my career.' Then some other guy would say 'he is really tired. I am just wearing him out.'
"So the feedback we get from our players and our linemen is really beneficial. I think coaches have always listened to quarterbacks and receivers in the passing game, but we have listened to our linemen in their blocking ability and how they are handling our opponents. They continued to tell us they felt like they were really making a lot of hay over there on the left side."