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OSU football has had 'a couple players' opt out of the season

STILLWATER — At least a couple of Oklahoma State players have opted to sit out the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, coach Mike Gundy said on Monday.

Out of respect for the players’ rights, Gundy did not name those players. No notable names were absent from the depth chart the team released Monday for the game against Tulsa at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

“We’ve had a couple players that, at that point which was a couple weeks ago or three weeks ago — I can’t remember when it was — that had some concerns and had decided to sit this season,” Gundy said. “But it’s been very minimal with our team.

“It’s a personal issue. If those players wanted people to know that they were opting out, I’m sure that they would’ve done like most young people and put it on social media so everybody could know.”

Gundy said his team’s roster still totals 130 between scholarship players and walk-ons.

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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›