Old Friends


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:26 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Sep 13, 2010 6:8 PM CDT

They were teammates in little league football. Now Richetti Jones will chase GJ Kinne all over the field Saturday night in Stillwater. They are two players, at different positions, showing good signs early in the season.

Kinne has been prolific- one of the nation’s best with 755 passing yards in two games. As one of the Cowboys’ starting defensive ends, Jones is finally healthy, and starting to live up to the hype he was saddled with coming out of high school. Jones says the two stay in contact, but there’s been no trash talk heading into the first meeting between the Hurricane and the Cowboys in 6 years.

And when it comes to Jones, his play has a long way to go to catch up to his recruiting prowess. He says he’s 100 percent when it comes to getting recruits he hosts at OSU signed with the Pokes, and Mike Gundy agrees.

When Kinne takes the field at Boone Pickens Stadium, he’ll see a sea of orange in the stands. One of his chief goals will be to make sure an old friend, number 99 in orange isn’t close enough to drag him down.