Tag:Michael Harrison
Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:48 am
Edited on: March 7, 2012 10:48 am

Michael Harrison leaves Oklahoma State

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Wide receiver Michael Harrison had been a candidate to earn a starting job on the Oklahoma State offense in 2012 but was suspended for the season in February. Now it seems that Harrison has decided since he can't play football in 2012, he doesn't want to play football in 2013 or any other year.

Harrison told head coach Mike Gundy he was leaving the Oklahoma State program last week.

“The NCAA suspended him,” Gundy told The Oklahoman. “I never suspended him, and then he chose to not play football. He made that choice himself. My recommendation to him was to finish school, because that's what you have to do. You can't go anywhere at this particular time…and then if he chooses to (leave), that's his call.

“I don't know what he wants to do. I just know that he's decided he does not want to play football anymore.” 

Harrison caught 20 passes for 255 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Cowboys last season.

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Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:38 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2012 1:39 pm

Report: Oklahoma State WR suspended for 2012

Posted by Chip Patterson

Oklahoma State could be without junior wide receiver Michael Harrison for the entire 2012 season, according to a local report.

Citing a source, Tusla World is reporting that Harrison has been suspended for the entire season. Rumors had been swirling that the talented outside receiver had been dismissed from the team, but The Oklahoman reported on Tuesday that was not true. However, a source did tell the paper on Sunday that the Cowboys are "not counting on [Harrison]" playing in 2012.

Harrison recorded 20 catches for 255 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011, despite missing time due to injury. He was considered by many to be the likely replacement on the outside for star wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

The Big 12 conference schedule was released on Tuesday, and the Cowboys will host conference newcomers West Virginia and TCU. For more, check out Tom Fornelli's breakdown of the schedule.

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Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:27 am
Edited on: August 31, 2011 11:28 am

Ok State S Johnny Thomas ineligible for opener

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Can you feel it? We're only one day away from ending what has been a long offseason and getting back to football, but unfortunately for a couple Oklahoma State players, the wait is going to be even longer.

Oklahoma State announced on Tuesday that two players had been ruled ineligible for the team's season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, including starting safety Johnny Thomas. The same can be said for backup wide receiver Michael Harrison.

Head coach Mike Gundy would not give any details on why either player was ineligible for the game, and he also did not give a timetable for their return to the team.

Thomas' absence will be felt the most, as he started 11 games for the Cowboys last season, and finished the year fourth on the team with 63 tackles and had 3 interceptions. Harrison didn't start any games, but he had 14 receptions for 135 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Posted on: October 30, 2010 1:48 pm

Offenses late to arrive in Manhattan

Posted by Tom Fornelli

When you think about Kansas State and Oklahoma State this season, you don't tend to think about either team's defense.  Both teams rank in the bottom half of the FBS in scoring defense, while the Cowboys are second-best in the country scoring 48.3 points per game.  The Wildcats aren't nearly that high, but 33.9 points a game is good enough for 29th nationally.

Still, it appears that both teams have decided to dress up as defensive powerhouses for Halloween this season.

It's halftime in Manhattan and the score is tied at 7-7, with the first touchdown not coming until William Powell scored from 8 yards out to give Kansas State a 7-0 lead halfway through the second quarter.  Oklahoma State didn't join them there until the final minute of the half when Brandon Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 15-yard score to tie it up.

Now, seeing Oklahoma State struggle on offense without Justin Blackmon wouldn't be that surprising, but the truth is, though they haven't managed to score much, the Cowboys are moving the ball pretty well.  Oklahoma State has 286 yards of offense in the first thirty minutes, but two turnovers have killed a couple of drives.

Meanwhile, Kansas State hasn't turned the ball over at all, but have killed themselves with penalties on offense.  The Wildcats have held on to the ball for over 17 minutes, yet only managed 136 yards of offense.

In other words, it hasn't been pretty for either team, but hopefully the second half will prove to be a bit more entertaining than the first.
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