Boy, you could see this one coming a mile away.
A lawyer for Oklahoma State says the school notified Texas it wants new depositions from Longhorns coach Charlie Strong, three staff members, a quarterback and former athletic director Steve Patterson if a breach-of-contract lawsuit against a Texas assistant proceeds toward trial.
Oklahoma State sued Longhorns assistant Joe Wickline for almost $600,000, arguing he made a lateral move to Texas in 2014 and didn’t take a promotion with play-calling duties as stated in his previous contract.
Strong was already deposed in March. The pursuit of new testimony from Strong, one of his key players and Patterson, who was forced to resign Tuesday after less than two years on the job, is an aggressive step by Oklahoma State in an unusual case that has angered Texas fans and pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of a major college football program.
Oklahoma State plays at Texas on Sept. 26.
Oklahoma State attorney Sean Breen said Thursday night that the request for new depositions depends on whether a judge sends the case to trial or it is resolved beforehand.
“The case is going to get resolved one way or another,” Breen said. “And perhaps the new fresh air at UT means it can get resolved in a business manner instead of in a courtroom.”
Maybe OSU could arrange to have a process server on the sideline to catch Texas coming out of the locker room.
Patterson may be a little more problematic. How do you serve someone in Dubai?