Much has been made of the vaunted Oklahoma State offense. Bobby Reid is a dual threat quarterback who, were it not for the early commitment of Blake Barnes, could have ended up in Athens (or just about anywhere else he wanted to go). Dantrell Savage is a Columbus native who runs hard, catches the ball well out of the backfield and is shifty in the open field. Adarius Bowman is the big, swift receiver who fortuitously got kicked off the S.S. John Bunting before it went careening to the ocean floor. He now has his own Heisman candidacy website.
Even the Athletic Department's P.R. guys and players allegedly refer to Coach Gundy's offense as "The Greatest Show on Earth". Whatever. It seems like we may have been down this road before. Make no mistake, Oklahoma State has the potential to put up a lot of points, unless Coach Martinez and crew can figure out a way to cool them off. How do you cool off a cowboy, you ask?
With a Cowboy Cooler of course. The drink consists of:
1) 1.5 ounces of Canadian Club or other rye whiskey
2) 2 ounces of Southern Comfort
3) a 12 ounce can of Coca-Cola Classic (Out west they might use Dr. Pepper. They'd be wrong.) and
4) a splash of lime juice
Pour the whiskey and SoCo over ice, add the Coke and dash in the lime juice. Fine.
Of course, I also think stout pressure up front from Jeff Owens and Kade Weston would help disrupt things. Consistent tackling will also be important. It wouldn't hurt if Marcus Howard could use some of that speed we've been hearing so much about to create a sack or two and rush some of Reid's passes. But those guys will handle that. All you've gotta do is find a parking space and handle the drinking. And make no mistake, if Oklahoma State's offense and our young defense don't make you want to drink at least a little, then you haven't been paying attention
Oh, and if you see Michael Adams, could you ask him if that Costa Rican beach house is still for sale? Cheers!