Dallas Colleges: Perrish Cox

OSU's Gundy sits CB Cox for violating rules

January, 1, 2010
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So much for Oklahoma State senior cornerback and return specialist Perrish Cox proving he's matured beyond making bad personal decisions. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy announced that Cox will not play against Ole Miss in Saturday’s AT&T Cotton Bowl because he violated team rules.

Earlier in the week Cox spoke openly about poor decisions he had made such as not going to class when he first arrived on campus, and other decisions that ultimately affected his play on the field. Gundy had said that he believed Cox had matured. Of course, at the moment, we don't know what actions have led Gundy to suspend Cox, a touted NFL prospect, for his final game at OSU, but presumably the action was not a good one.

Here's what Cox had said about maturing during his time at OSU:

"Me as a whole, football player, as a person, has grown up. I’ve learned a lot in my life since I’ve been there [Oklahoma State], about school, going to class, things that’ll hurt me off the field can lead to things that happens on the field, so there’s a lot of things that I learned about, a lot of small things that I had to correct and it came about for me being a better person overall," Cox said.

"When I first came here, I used to not really go to class as much -- didn’t think it was going to harm me in a way. But I found out the hard way. I’ve been through all the negatives, you know. I used to have to run almost every day for missing those classes. You know just as a whole and then on the field, those things that I corrected off the field, they helped me on the field, to be a better learner, go watch film more, a lot of small things that have helped me as a person."

OSU's return specialist all grown up

January, 1, 2010
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Oklahoma State standout cornerback and kick return extraordinaire Perrish Cox will play in his final collegiate game on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl Classic at Cowboys Stadium. His Cowboys from Stillwater, Okla., will face the Mississippi Rebels under the closed roof in Arlington.

Cox, who Leads all active FBS players and holds the Big 12 and OSU record with four career kickoff returns for touchdowns, has had his ups and downs in years at Okie State and he says he's a better player and person for it, which will help him next season when he plays on Sundays. Coach Mike Gundy said that the 6-foot speed-burner from Waco has matured. Cox understood what his coach was talking about.

"Me as a whole, football player, as a person, has grown up. I’ve learned a lot in my life since I’ve been there [Oklahoma State], about school, going to class, things that’ll hurt me off the field can lead to things that happens on the field, so there’s a lot of things that I learned about, a lot of small things that I had to correct and it came about for me being a better person overall," Cox said.


"... When I first came here, I used to not really go to class as much -- didn’t think it was going to harm me in a way. But I found out the hard way. I’ve been through all the negatives, you know. I used to have to run almost every day for missing those classes. You know just as a whole and then on the field, those things that I corrected off the field, they helped me on the field, to be a better learner, go watch film more, a lot of small things that have helped me as a person."

Gil Brandt sizes up NFL talent at Cotton

December, 29, 2009
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Gil Brandt, the longtime brilliant personnel director for the Dallas Cowboys and now the NFL Draft guru for NFL.com, provided his thoughts on who he believes are the top three draft prospects playing in the Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl.

The game features Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State (Brandt's list was provided by Cotton Bowl media relations).

(Drum roll, please...)

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State, OL - "He's a size guy that's got really good feet and has been well-coached. I think he's going to be a top pick. Ironically, I don't think he's as good as [former Ole Miss lineman Michael] Oher, but I think he will be drafted higher." (Note: Oher was drafted 23rd overall by the Ravens last spring).

2. Greg Hardy, Ole Miss, DE - "When he's healthy and wants to play, he's a pretty good football player."

3. Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State, CB - "He's short (Cox is listed at 6-0), but he plays a lot taller."

And one bonus scouting report from Brandt: "I think the real sleeper in this game is the Oklahoma State quarterback, Zac Robinson. I think he's the kind of guy you're going to take and develop. He's a lot like [Dolphins QB] Chad Henne. He's a smart guy and he moves around well."

There you have it folks, straight from the draft master himself, Gil Brandt.

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