Oklahoma State trailed Kansas 24-7 at halftime in Lawrence, as the Pokes had given up over 350 yards of offense to the Jayhawks. And reportedly, Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Derek Mason isn’t having any of it.
According to Oklahoma State radio broadcaster Robert Allen, Mason gave his team “the loudest and most critical” speech he has heard from the defensive coordinator this season.
It’s hard to blame him, as the Oklahoma State defense has been struggling for much of the season, but the last two weeks have been especially difficult.
Along with the Kansas first half, OSU gave up 48 points, including nearly 500 yards of total offense last week against the Kansas State Wildcats.
The Cowboys are in a tough spot on Saturday against KU, as they’re without quarterback Spencer Sanders and rolling with a true freshman in Garret Rangel. But regardless, this is when the rest of the team needs to pick up their young signal caller, and this Cowboys defense is not pulling its weight.
Oklahoma State is allowing the most yards per game in the Big 12 and the second-most points per game this season. So it’s about time Mason laid into his guys. Let’s see if it has any impact moving forward.