Weeden, Blackmon staying at Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State suffered a pretty big loss when offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen bolted after one year to become the OC/coach-in-waiting at West Virginia, but fortunately for Mike Gundy, the Pokes will have at least two weapons back next season.
Quarterback/receiver combo Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon have decided to shun the NFL draft and return to Stillwater for one more year, ESPN.com’s Joe Schad reports. Weeden threw for 34 touchdowns and a school-record 4,277 yards this season. Blackmon accounted for 20 of those touchdowns and 1,782 yards receiving.
There has been no word (yet) from Blackmon as to why he decided to stay in school another year, but The Oklahoman is reporting that Weeden’s decision on whether to leave or stay was influenced by Blackmon.
“Justin Blackmon is coming back to Oklahoma State, and so am I,” Weeden said in a press conference today.
Together, Blackmon and Weeden helped Oklahoma State achieve the No. 3 scoring offense and No. 2 passing offense in college football for 2010.