By NewsPress Staff
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State football coaching staff continues to see defections even less than a week before the start of spring drills.
Oklahoma State finds itself short-handed on the coaching front with news Tuesday that cornerbacks coach Jason Jones has left to join the staff at Ole Miss, ending a six-year relationship with the school.
The Cowboys open spring practice Monday and cornerback is projected as one of the big position battles, with sophomores Kevin Peterson and Ashton Lampkin bidding to replace graduating starter Brodrick Brown opposite returning starter Justin Gilbert.
Jones joined OSU prior to the 2008 season and coached three Cowboys to first-team All-Big 12 honors — Perish Cox in 2009, Andrew McGee in 2010 and Brown in 2011. Cox and Brown were also finalists for the Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation’s outstanding defensive back.
Jones, who played safety at Alabama, is expected to fill the same position at Ole Miss with the departure of cornerbacks coach Wesley McGriff to the New Orleans Saints last week.