Monday, June 3, 2013

Former KU cornerback Tyler Patmon to play for Oklahoma State


Former Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon, who graduated from KU in May and left the team at the end of the 2012 season, will join the Oklahoma State program for the 2013 season, OSU officials announced through a press release Monday.

Patmon's departure came at a curious time, as he was scheduled to be the only returning member of KU's secondary with starting experience. When asked for comment after the announcement of Patmon's departure, first-year KU coach Charlie Weis said: “Tyler is scheduled to graduate from KU in May. We appreciate all that he’s done during his time at Kansas and we wish him well.”

A three-year starter at Kansas, Patmon played in 35 of 36 career games and recorded 142 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 22 pass break-ups and six interceptions. He led the team with three interceptions in 2012.

As a graduate with one year of eligibility remaining, Patmon, who red-shirted at KU in 2009, will be able to play for the Cowboys immediately and is expected to compete for the starting cornerback spot opposite Justin Gilbert.

The Jayhawks are scheduled to face Oklahoma State on Nov. 9 in Stillwater, Okla.


Cmill1221 8 years, 6 months ago

Wow. Moved inside the confrence... :-/

Jack Jones 8 years, 6 months ago

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KUFan90 8 years, 6 months ago

Hmmm. Should he have had it? Probably, but it wasn't automatic. It was at his knees as he was falling backward. Not like it hit him square in the chest and he totally flubbed it.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 6 months ago

As hard as it is to watch - I never save losses, I appreciate you posting the video. I ended up missing most of the games last year, so it was good to see how well they played for the most part.

Brad Farha 8 years, 6 months ago

Damn it. I just watched it, and now I'm crying again.

Joseph Kuebel 8 years, 6 months ago

Greg gettin '"Shook around" Brown

Greg havin to "rundown" (the WR) Brown

Greg (gettin) "pushed down" Brown

Greg "clowned-on" Brown.

Joseph Kuebel 8 years, 6 months ago

Greg "Frowned-on" Brown

Greg "burnt-down(field)" Brown

Greg "goes down" Brown

Greg "Scorched" Brown

Greg "Passed-on" Brown

Greg "stumble down" Brown

Greg "roasted-on" Brown

Eliott Reeder 8 years, 6 months ago

But it WAS Patmon that got burnt for the long pass a couple of plays later that set them up at the goal line...

pepper_bar 8 years, 6 months ago

"Weis is equal parts braggart and unusually humble coach. He’s a smart, down-to-earth funny guy around familiar faces. With strangers, he can come off as a distant grouch. He’s a pal to glitzy celebrities, yet such a blue-collar dresser and family-first man. His complex psychological makeup seems to include a healthy dose of a burning desire to rescue wayward souls."

-Tom Keegan

Apropos of nothing, other than to say there is a weird mythology permeating the KU football culture at this point. Perhaps Patmon simply became uncomfortable with the weirdness.

CrystalJones 8 years, 6 months ago

Interesting take. Hadn't thought of it that way, but you might be on to something. Patmon wasn't great, but maybe it wasn't all his fault.

Craig Carr 8 years, 6 months ago

Good, he isn't a starter on a decent team. Wish him well and improve

Dirk Medema 8 years, 6 months ago

Patmon tweeted something about being told he didn't have a spot on the team for next year/after graduation. Sort of like Crist and McDonald at ND last year.

Boouk 8 years, 6 months ago

I doubt he plays much other than special teams.

youngben88 8 years, 6 months ago


this is patmon 3rd cousin, we got a seat for ya, nov. 9, homeboy

kellerman411 8 years, 6 months ago

This is good. When you run off a kid that Oklahoma State might have interest in because you have way better talent coming in, you probably have the ship pointed in the right direction or have at least put down the shovel.

Doug Cramer 8 years, 6 months ago

Hard to truly judge any of our corners after the Orange Bowl.

Our D-Line gave QBs on average of 10 seconds to sit in the pocket and find someone. Who would have thought Chris Harris was NFL material ?

KGphoto 8 years, 6 months ago

After his freshman season?... Everybody! Harris was a stud, and he is one of KU’s all-time leading tacklers. What he did at CB as a true freshman had everybody believing he was the next Talib. He even intercepted a pass in the Orange Bowl that year.

Then everything got turned upside down and nobody surfaced.

Carter Patterson 8 years, 6 months ago

I feel really good about a win against Okie State now.

Randy Bombardier 8 years, 6 months ago

Come on, guys. I like what the Coach said.

ohjayhawk 8 years, 6 months ago

I thought if someone transferred within the Big 12, they lost a year of eligibility after sitting out the transfer year. I understand him not having to sit out since he graduated, but how are they getting around the Big 12 rules? If he loses a year of eligibility, he'd not have any left. Maybe the Big 12 also waives that rule for graduates as well?

gchawk 8 years, 6 months ago

If he is going for an advanced degree in an area which we don't offer, then there is a caveat which states that they don't have to sit out a year, supposedly that's the primary way this can happen.

ohjayhawk 8 years, 6 months ago

gchawk - I understand the not sitting out a year part. What I'm having a hard time understanding is how he does not also have to lose a year of eligibility by transferring to another Big 12 school. For example, if a normal player who is a freshman decides to transfer from one Big 12 school to another, they have to sit out a year because of the NCAA transfer rules, but I also thought that I heard at some point that the Big 12 stipulates that, after that redshirt year, the player would also lose a year of eligibility, hence the player would be a junior when he starts play the next season, not a sophomore. Maybe I'm not remembering right, though.

gchawk 8 years, 6 months ago

I see your point, but from what I understand, which is limited, that since he did graduate he can go to another school and be immediately eligible to play providing that the school he graduated from doesn't offer the advanced degree that he's wanting to complete. Supposably this little known rule is probably going to get repealed either this year or next.

Reuben_J_Cogburn 8 years, 6 months ago

Set the league record for getting burned deep.

Godspeed, Patmon. You'll need it.

KGphoto 8 years, 6 months ago

I wouldn’t doubt if Bill Young was recruiting Patmon out of high school.

Patmon had a tough career at KU because he came in right as the ship was sinking, Everybody had a tough time at KU from 2009 to present, so I can’t believe everybody is bagging him here.

He’s a Jayhawk! He has a degree from KU. The guy lived and died with the Crimson and Blue, and he was a playmaker too! He had his share of bad plays and screw ups but he also played for KU with his heart and soul. Gimme a break haters.

Good luck, Tyler!

Max Ledom 8 years, 6 months ago


If you see the replies from a lot of people on this board I am sorry. These people are idiots and not true Jayhawks to rip a part a player like this. You were my favorite Jayhawk.

To anyone hating on him, remember 2010 vs. Colorado? The comeback? Tyler had an INT, FF, and a fumble recovery for a TD. The guy can straight up play. He will excel under Gundy. GOOD LUCK TYLER!

Nic Andrews 8 years, 6 months ago

Other KU alums/fans straight up embarrass me sometimes. The awful negative posts on here about former players - and Patmon is one who started every game for us, worked hard on and off the field- blood, sweat and tears, played thru injury post NIU game all last year (which was the problem), academic all american. And all y'all can do is blast him for his play in 2012. I say 2012, because 2010 and 2011 he was a playmaker for us at nickelback and some corner, period. Go back and watch the film. Now the corners since 2009 (heck, and a lot of other positions on the team) just flat out had problems, but that blame does not fall squarely on the players... You must be kidding yourself if you think KU football problems are simply talent based. And you must didn't watch all the games. Other teams, even in the big 12 as well as others, do much more with the same and even less talent. Go back and look at posts /articles on this site about the playmakers and ratings in 2010 and 2011, look at the official team individual ratings/stats of the players -- Patmon is right there. The facts are just facts. Even in 2012, there were some good moments. And the bottom line is, the offensive genius of Gundy and his offensive and defensive staff have prepared and played against KU (and Patmon) for the past 3 years, have all the Big 12 film--it didn't take much to see the productive, playmaking good stuff and that some of the problems last year (and previous yrs) have nothing to do with talent of some of the players at KU. At KU, Chris Harris (who had an awesome freshman yr) was pretty much a non-factor after... and now look at him. NFL came calling. Folks on here are calling Brown, Greg breakdown Brown (and yeah he had some bad moments at corner, even more so before this past year) and now he gets his shot to play in the NFL. Hats off to all of the KU football alum who put the hard work in for us over the years. Don't listen to these fans. Forever a Jayhawk, and we appreciate your dedication and work both on and off the field. And GOOD LUCK at Oklahoma State, PATMON! Hope for nothing but the best! (except when y'all play us)

Dan Pawlowski 8 years, 5 months ago

Oklahoma State is setting the table for breakfast this coming season and starting with a nice piece of toast.

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