Chuba Hubbard: 'We're Bringing a National Championship to Stillwater'

Zach Lancaster

STILLWATER – The first 21 days of 2020 have been exciting for Oklahoma State football. It all started with Mike Gundy being able to convince Kasey Dunn to return to the coaching staff. Then, Tylan Wallace announced that he’s returning for his final season instead of heading to the NFL. But that was just the beginning.

Everyone’s been in suspense since the end of the 2019 regular season about whether or not Chuba Hubbard was returning for at least one more season in Stillwater. Fast forward a dew weeks after the Texas Bowl and Chuba posted a rather exciting video on Twitter saying that he was in fact coming back for at least one more season.

The football program rolled out its leaders for a pep rally this afternoon and Chuba discussed a few of the factors that came into coming back to Oklahoma State.

“To be honest, this is my family, my second home, I want to get my degree,” said Chuba Hubbard. “There a lot that factors into it, but I want a national championship, I want a lot of things, so that’s what we’re going to do.

“We’ve got a lot of weapons on this team; this is a special team. [Dillon] Stoner, Tylan [Wallace], Amen [Ogbongbemiga], [Landon] Wolf, it’s going to be crazy. You guys just have to show up, we’re going to do something special.”

Larry Reece was the emcee of the event and the last thing he told/asked Chuba was to explain why the fans and students needed to get their tickets for next season. Chuba responded loudly and very matter-of-fact “Because we’re bringing a national championship to Stillwater.”

There’s no doubt that Oklahoma State is set up to have a magical season. A very talented and athletic quarterback in Spencer Sanders is going to have another year of experience and offseason, a Biletnikoff receiver in Tylan Wallace is going to be leading the receiver corps, Kasey Dunn is the new offensive coordinator, the defense is returning 10 of 11 starters, plus has a good amount of back ups that are talented and more experienced.

Robert Allen sent out a tweet the night that Chuba announced his return that said this, “Thing about this. Some of this is hype and a lot has to happen, but Cowboy fans, your team could be playing in this game tonight [the national championship game] next year. They could.”

Take that tweet at face value: Some of this is hype and a lot has to happen. That’s absolutely correct, a lot does has to happen and some of that tweet was hype. But guess what, there’s certainly enough talent on the team to make it happen.

Can Oklahoma State make it to the national title game next season? They’ll need to make it to, and win the Big 12 title, but we’ve seen what a talented and motivated Oklahoma State team can do with the right conditions (I’m looking at you 2011).

Comments (9)
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theorangetruth
theorangetruth

No, your not, sorry to burst your bubble. I wish we had the ability and the horses. Sadly, the top echelon of CFB is set up for tradition rich, revenue producing, blueblood programs.

scottsdalepoke
scottsdalepoke

I think it is doable if we get more quality transfers and shore up a couple of spots. We got to be more aggressive on offense and not rely upon straight hand offs when the game is on the line.

theorangetruth
theorangetruth

scottsdale, I can give u the readers digest version. We aren't in the same revenue stratosphere as the programs that have contended for the NC. Its not just about recruiting the types of athletes it takes to get there and win it. Its about both how much revenue your athletic dept. creates and recruiting. We're essentially 3rd tier.

Highway Poke
Highway Poke

Theorangetruth, HaHaHa, what a name. Sounds like it should be Soonertruth. 70 percent of the people who tweeted back at Robert when he tweeted about Chuba returning and the Championship game were SOONER fans. We almost made it in 2011 but everything has to fall in place and you need TONS OF LUCK.

scottsdalepoke
scottsdalepoke

Sounds like a goon to me. Sorry, we do not cheat so maybe we have a small chance. (that should be your point). Money helps but it does not execute the plays block, tackle or run. OSU has raised over $2 billion dollars in the last few years, including $50 million last week. OSU has the supporters. My guess is that if this coaching staff is really serious about winning, they will have all the money they can spend. Wait until you hear how much more is coming in this year.

Highway Poke
Highway Poke

Hey theorangetruth go back to Pistols Firing where you belong.

TeaTownCowboy
TeaTownCowboy

I wish players wouldn't say these kinds of things. It's VERY difficult to win a natty, but if you have to say it to believe it to do it...okay then.


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