The Oklahoma State Cowboys have seen a total of 18 players enter the transfer portal this season. Many of the team’s leaders decided to look for greener pastures including seniors like Spencer Sanders, Thomas Harper, Kanion Williams, and Trace Ford.
Brock Martin, former All-Big 12 defensive lineman for the Cowboys, spoke about the culture in Stillwater when reflecting on his college career, and when asked by the Tulsa World if there was a culture problem, he simply responded, “No.”
Martin added, “Gundy’s had his culture for so long and it’s what built Oklahoma State to what it is now.”
Martin was one of nine super seniors on the 2022 OSU roster and led all active players with 50 career games played for the Cowboys. With so many different players leaving Mike Gundy’s program, there are several questions surrounding the future of OSU football.
Speaking of the transfer portal, which has hurt the Pokes, former Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden made some news this week when he said he “hates everything” about the transfer portal.
Weeden’s disdain for the transfer portal is one that has been echoed across college football with a record number of players entering. At the moment, there are roughly 1,000 players entering per week, according to BetMGM.
With the transfer portal closing on January 18th, we have seen numerous big-name players who hope they’re headed for greener pastures. But unless something drastic changes in the college football rules, the transfer portal isn’t going anywhere.