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Monday, June 3, 2013

Former KU cornerback Tyler Patmon to play for Oklahoma State

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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.

Comments

Dan Pawlowski 10 months, 1 week ago

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

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Nic Andrews 10 months, 2 weeks 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)

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Terran Woolley 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow. The edit nazis are out in full force. Don't criticize ku players that suck, or you will have your post deleted.

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Max Ledom 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Tyler,

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!

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KGphoto 10 months, 2 weeks 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!

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phog1004 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I mean, I guess I wish him well, since he always tried hard as a Jayhawk.....but good grief. transferring in conference is weird. That being said, I view this as a good thing. As soon as Tyler left the team I counted that as an addistion by subtraction, just because I believe Sendish, McDondald, Short, and Shepherd were going to all be better than he was.

He was constantly burned for big yardage plays, so maybe we can get some of those back this year against Okie State!! Supposedly Heaps and McCay were burning our first team secondary constantly last year in practice.....it will be like old times :)

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Reuben_J_Cogburn 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Set the league record for getting burned deep.

Godspeed, Patmon. You'll need it.

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ohjayhawk 10 months, 2 weeks 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?

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Randy Bombardier 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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milehighhawk 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Burn unit, burnt orange. I get it.

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Carter Patterson 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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Doug Cramer 10 months, 2 weeks 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 ?

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Jason Keller 10 months, 2 weeks 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.

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Boouk 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I doubt he plays much other than special teams.

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pepper_bar 10 months, 2 weeks 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.

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lawrenceloser 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I hope McCay lights up the scoreboard on him.

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Fortesque Beagleton 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Patmon was supposedly one who saw "the writing on the wall", in other words a slew of talented young DBs coming aboard with Weis. Sure wish he would have stayed around. I'll never forget the dropped INT in the fourth quarter against Texas last year that would have sealed the deal. DBs have not been a strength for this team since Stucky and Talib.

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Terran Woolley 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Okay nevermind.....graduated so can suck immediately.

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Terran Woolley 10 months, 2 weeks ago

He was terrible. Okie States secondary just got worse for his one season of eligibility two seasons from now. I will NEVER forget his GIMMEE pick against TT that gave them a Td that would've, in hindsight, won us the game.

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Cmill1221 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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