Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Boynton ‘Shocked’ by FBI Allegations

Mike Boynton FBI Scandal Photo | Big-12

First-year Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton spoke Tuesday at Big-12 Media Day about the FBI Allegations against OSU, including the arrest and firing of Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans.

“Really can’t answer much with regard to the investigation,” said Boynton. “I will tell you just like everybody else in the country, probably in the world, when that headline comes across your phone because I was on the plane that morning, I was shocked! That’s really the only thing I can say about my initial feelings and thoughts about it.”

Boynton, who was named as Oklahoma State head coach in March following the departure of Brad Underwood, also spoke about the leaders on the team, following the departures of Jawun Evans and Leyton Hammonds.

“Every team takes on a different personality and obviously you like to have as many guys returning with experience as possible,” said Boyton. “Certainly going into my first year as a head coach if I’ve got Jawun Evans to practice with this afternoon I feel better than not having him, but Mitchell Solomon and Jeffrey Carroll who are both here today have been good in terms of leadership and continue to preach the message that it’s always about our program and our team and trying to get better than we were the day before and that they know the challenges in this league are great and that they look forward to trying to continue to elevate and build off the momentum that we had toward the end of last season.”

Last year, Oklahoma State finished with a record of 20–13 (9–9 Big-12), receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed in the Midwest region where they lost to Michigan in the First Round.

Big-12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby also addressed the FBI Scandal on Tuesday.

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