Monday, January 24, 2011
Oklahoma State hires running backs coach
By David Ubben
Oklahoma State has hired Kasey Dunn as its running backs coach, coach Mike Gundy announced on Monday.
Dunn spent the past year coaching receivers at Southern Mississippi after spending two years coaching running backs for the Seattle Seahawks.
The San Diego native also coached at Baylor previously.
"Kasey is a good fit for our program," Gundy said in a statement. "He has a wealth of experience coaching running backs and receivers, which is a great benefit in our offense. He’s a good recruiter and he will provide discipline and he will instill a strong work ethic in our running backs."
The Cowboys lose Kendall Hunter to the NFL heading into next season, but Dunn will get a chance to coach two sophomores in Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith who both contributed as freshmen in 2010.
Randle ran for 452 yards and two touchdowns on 82 carried. Smith had seven touchdowns and 262 yards on 56 carries.
Oklahoma State is also bringing Herschel Sims into the fold, a 2011 commit from Abilene, Texas. Sims, a member of the ESPNU150, ranks as the nation's No. 10 running back and is the Cowboys' top-ranked recruit.