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Oklahoma State Transfer Commit Sean Tyler Flips to Minnesota

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It has been a rough start to 2023 for Oklahoma State and that trend continued on Friday as the Cowboys lost their biggest transfer commitment of the cycle.

Western Michigan running back Sean Tyler was set to make a huge impact in Stillwater next season, but he has announced that he will back out of his commitment to OSU and will instead play for Minnesota in 2023.


Tyler, who is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, was set to be the Cowboys premiere back in 2023, but apparently had a change of heart and will now tote the rock for P.J. Fleck in Minneapolis.

Tyler broke the news on Twitter Friday, sending Cowboy Nation into yet another frenzy after several items of bad news over the past two weeks.

This loss hurts as bad as any that OSU has had in recent weeks, as they desperately need to establish the run better in 2023. Last season, the Cowboys struggled mightily to run the ball this season, ranking 9th in the Big 12 Conference in rushing yards per game (131.8) and yards per carry (3.8).

Tyler’s news comes just one day after Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Derek Mason announced that he was “taking a sabbatical” from coaching, and in the days following John Paul Richardson and several other wide receivers entering the transfer portal and finding new homes.

Folks in Stillwater need some good news, and unfortunately, Friday was just more of the same.

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