The breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline will go to a trial.
Judge Stephen Kistler of Payne County denied a summary judgment request, saying “there are genuine issues of material fact that justify a trial.”
Oklahoma State is suing Wickline for $600,000, saying that he breached his contract when he left the Cowboys and made a lateral move to Texas in 2014. The lawsuit claims that he did not take a promotion with “play-calling duties” as stated in his previous contract.
Wickline, head coach Charlie Strong and assistant Shawn Watson have previously testified that Watson and Wickline shared play-calling duties last season. Oklahoma State says that Watson had control over play calling.
Wickline has already turned down a $250,000 settlement deal from Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State plays Texas on Sept. 26.