Five of the past six national champs had first-year starters, and jobs are up for grabs at places such as Auburn, Michigan State and Oklahoma State.
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Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill ran the fastest 40-time of the day at 4.40 seconds and then had the highest vertical jump of the day at 40 inches. The only RB at the Combine since 2006 to have a 40-time that fast and a vertical jump that high was Saquon Barkley (4.40 & 41 inches) in 2018.
- Oklahoma St. hires Princeton's Gleeson as OC
- OSU gives 1-year contract extension to Gundy
- DT Daniels heads to Huskers as grad transfer
- Check down: Gundy repays man's lost OK St. bet
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No running backs ran the 40-yard dash in under 4.4 seconds at the NFL combine on Friday. Oklahoma State's Justice Hill ran the fastest time, putting up a 4.40, with Temple's Ryquell Armstead (4.45), Florida's Jordan Scarlett (4.47) and Ohio State's Mike Weber (4.47) following Hill. Top-ranked running back Josh Jacobs has a groin injury and did not compete in on-field workouts, but his former Alabama teammate Damien Harris ran a 4.57 in the 40.
Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer
Texas A&M has quickly filled its offensive line coach vacancy by hiring Josh Henson from Oklahoma State's staff, according to a source. Henson and Jimbo Fisher crossed paths at LSU in the mid-2000s. Henson replaces Jim Turner, who left to join Zac Taylor's staff with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Sean Gleeson, who coordinated a Princeton offense that set an Ivy League record with 470 points this past season, has been hired as Oklahoma State's new offensive coordinator.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy continues his trend of bold offensive coordinator hires by selecting Princeton's Sean Gleeson to oversee the Cowboys offense and quarterbacks. Gleeson follows Mike Yurcich, who came to Oklahoma State from Division II Shippensburg and had great success. North Texas OC Graham Harrell was another option for Gundy but could be headed to USC. Last fall, Princeton led the FCS in scoring with 47 points per game.
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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy's contract has been extended by a year through 2023.
Iowa held on to defeat Mississippi State, and Kentucky capped its best year since 1977 with a win over Penn State.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Sources to ESPN: Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is expected to join the Ohio State staff for the 2019 season. Yurcich's title is still to be determined but likely will involve him coaching quarterbacks, a group new Ohio State coach Ryan Day oversaw for the past two seasons. Yurcich, 43, has spent the past six seasons at Oklahoma State. He grew up in the Cleveland area. Todd Monken, a former Oklahoma State OC, could return to replace Yurcich but also has NFL opportunities. North Texas OC Graham Harrell could be another option for Mike Gundy.
DT Darrion Daniels, who will join his younger brother on the Cornhuskers' defensive line, is going to Nebraska as a grad transfer after earning his degree at Oklahoma State.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Nebraska announced the addition on Friday of DT Darrion Daniels as a graduate transfer from Oklahoma State. The transfer had been previously reported. Daniels is the older brother of Nebraska's Damion Daniels, a promising DT who will be a sophomore in 2019. Darrion was limited by injury this season for the Cowboys after starting 10 games in 2017.
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