As the unique legal battle between Oklahoma State and Texas continues, the Cowboys have notified Texas officials they expect Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong to go on record with a sworn statement regarding who was calling the offensive plays at Texas in 2014.
This is hardly one school being bitter over the result of a game and the other side filing a counter-suit though. There is money involved, because of course there is money involved.
Oklahoma State filed a lawsuit in October against former Pokes assistant coach Joe Wickline as the two squabbled over contract terms after Wickline left Stillwater to coach in Austin. Wickline was to be given play-calling duties at Texas, which according to Oklahoma State would mean he owes his previous employer $600,000. It is Oklahoma State’s belief Wickline does not hold play-calling responsibilities, which would be terms for collecting up to $600,000.
Aside from Wickline, the two coaches who would seem to know for sure who calls the offensive plays in Austin would be Strong, the head coach of the Longhorns, and co-offensive coordinator Shawn Watson. Oklahoma State wants both coaches to provide sworn testimony answering who calls the offensive plays. Wickline is said to call the plays, although Watson has the final say before the plays go in.
Wickline filed a lawsuit of his own against Oklahoma State claiming “tortuous interference” by the university.