Fibocom’s New Wi-Fi 6 Module to Deliver Enhanced IoT Wireless Solutions with 5G

first_imgFibocom, a leading global provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, has released a new Wi-Fi 6 wireless module, to deliver truly enhanced wireless throughput, latency, connection density, coverage and availability for all IoT scenarios by using the Fibocom 5G module FG150. The Fibocom W600 Wi-Fi 6 module is based on the Qualcomm QCA6391 platform, complies with the 802.11.a/b/g/n/ac/ax IEEE standards, integrates with a WLAN/BT processor, and supports data communication between the Fibocom FG150 5G module through the PCIe interface. Currently, the Fibocom W600 Wi-Fi module is sampling, with mass production planned for September this year.Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11.ax, builds on the earlier Wi-Fi generations to maintain compatibility with older wireless devices at 2.4 GHz. Simultaneously, it provides increased capacity and enhanced data rates within the 5-GHz channels and also uses additional spectrum in the 6 GHz band. Wi-Fi  based wireless networks have become an increasingly important part of life today, whether in fixed environments such as homes or factories or in large public spaces like convention centers, museums, or even in a sporting stadium. Demand for increased capacity and throughput speeds grows as users add more wireless devices to each network and expect faster response times as they download large files or stream video.The Fibocom W600 and FG150 Wi-Fi 6 plus 5G Converged IoT Wireless SolutionIoT Devices Enabled by Fibocom Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Converged SolutionIndoor/Outdoor CPE: The deployment of 5G base stations has not been fully rolled out yet, and the coverage of the 5G network in private areas is not very good. Outdoor CPE embedded with Wi-Fi 6 +5G modules can enhance network signals and achieves good coverage indoor. Indoor CPE, embedded with Wi-Fi 6 module, can meet access of more terminals, and guarantee each terminal’s high-speed and low-latency experience, For example, in case of indoor cloud game, the Wi-Fi 6 enabled FWA devices can meet the indoor multi-screen interactive requirements of ultra-high-definition broadband videos.OTT Box: OTT box embedded with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G converged solution can provide enhanced wireless performance to meet the requirements of 4K/8K streaming video in the 5G era.5G DTU: DTU embedded with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G converged solution can meet the real-time data transmission requirements in the smart factory scenarios, such as 5G AGV/IGV, 4K/8K video surveillance, flexible production, and predictive maintenance.Application Scenarios of Fibocom W600 and FG150 ModuleKey Features of Wi-Fi 6High Speed: Wi-Fi 6 transmits beamforming to support higher data rates within a given range, thereby providing greater network capacity. The highest theoretical rate reaches 9.6Gbps.Low latency: Wi-Fi 6 supports OFDMA technology, which can effectively share channels for both uplink and downlink to improve network efficiency and reduce latency.High Capacity: Wi-Fi 6 supports MU-MIMO, allowing more downlink data to be transmitted at a time, allowing the access point to transmit data to more devices at the same time.Low Power Consumption: Wi-Fi 6 supports TWT (Target Wake Time), which significantly extends the battery life of Wi-Fi devices, such as IoT terminal devices.Click here to read more about Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11.ax.last_img read more

Feel like climbing 2,500 steps? Head to new NYC sculpture

first_img This March 5, 2019 photo shows “Vessel,” a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, that is the center point of the $25 billion Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York. The climbable structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens to the public on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Vessel is a metal structure shaped like the bowl of a wine glass that will open Friday as part of the first phase of the project on Manhattan’s west side.Vessel was created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. The latticed network of stairs and platforms rises 150 feet high and includes almost 2,500 steps.The $25 billion Hudson Yards development is in progress and includes a hotel, a school, a retail mall, restaurants, public plazas and a skyscraper taller than the Empire State Building. This March 5, 2019, photo taken with a drone shows “Vessel,” a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, that is the center point of the $25 billion Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York. The climbable structure opens to the public on Friday. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey) This March 5, 2019, photo taken with a drone shows “Vessel,” a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, that is the center point of the $25 billion Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York. The climbable structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens to the public on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey) NEW YORK | A colossal sculpture that will give people more than 150 interconnected stairways to climb is opening to the public as part of New York City’s Hudson Yards development.last_img read more

On Alltop and RSS For The Masses

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I like Alltop. It is a simple app, so I think Mike Arrington had a valid point there. But it’s effective and it is definitely an easy scan for people looking for social news to read. It won’t satisfy many early adopter types, who will continue to use the likes of Google Reader and Newsgator for ‘heavy lifting’ of RSS feeds. And early adopters will continue to use the likes of Netvibes and Pageflakes for their Alltop-like reading – i.e. when you just want to scan a bunch of your top news sources – because those apps are much more functional and configurable than Alltop. Will Alltop entice mainstream readers to follow blogs and use RSS more? I hope it does, but there is still a psychological factor to overcome in getting mainstream people to read blogs. While some people recognize that blogs are as much a part of the news ecosystem as mainstream media these days, many others still see blogging as a way to let the world know what you had for breakfast. So a service like Alltop is unlikely to change the latter attitude, which is unfortunately the most common one (not helped by mainstream media, which often portrays blogs as superficial social networking sites).RSS for the masses? Not sure I’d go that far, but Alltop is a nice, simple service that you can start pointing your non-geek friends and family to. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus Today Alltop, an aggregator of RSS feeds, launched. It’s a very similar product to one of my daily refreshes, OriginalSignal. Only Alltop covers a much broader range of topics, 40 in total. Alltop’s selection of feeds is savvy and wide-ranging – and I’m not just saying that because ReadWriteWeb is the first feed listed in ‘Social Media‘ (although I am very pleased about that!). The service is being positioned as ‘RSS for the masses’, because it makes it very easy for non-tech people to find new sources to read.Founder Guy Kawasaki described Alltop as “an ‘online magazine rack’ that displays the news from the top publications and blogs.”There have been varying reactions to Alltop. Mike Arrington at TechCrunch wrote that Alltop is “just a big pile of nothing.” I think he was referring to the fact that it is relatively easy to create an app like Alltop – and he referenced the Web 2.0 Workgroup homepage (developed by Fred Oliveira a few years ago) as an example. Others think that Alltop is filling a need, for mainstream people to get into the RSS reading scene. Mick Liubinskas wrote that “I can see my wife and even my dad using it.” Mick said that “they are now both looking for stuff to read and are ready to venture outside of the news sits they know, but they are not quite sure where to start.” Chris Shipley of GuideWireGroup came to a similar conclusion to Mick, noting also that the sourcing of material is an important part of Alltop. Chris said that Alltop is “a collection of the stuff that top bloggers, Twitterers, and social media buffs like to read. It’s not the wisdom of crowds, so much as the wisdom of the most engaged social media advocates.” I agree with Chris that the content selection on Alltop is smart and savvy – these are quality blogs. Certainly Alltop has a much broader set of sources than its inspiration, PopURLs (a collection of popular, but slightly cliched by now, blog and social media sources). Tags:#Product Reviews#web Related Posts last_img read more

The GDPR and Retail Organizations: What US Businesses with International Presence Can Expect

first_imgThe the new European data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is an important topic of conversation for US companies. Since its inception, the GDPR has raised a number of questions as to whether or not businesses are properly prepared to comply.The GDPR was adopted on April 27, 2016 and allotted a two-year, post-adoption grace period for businesses to strategize and implement their own compliance. With less than a month until the enforcement date, it has been reported that an estimated 61 percent of US businesses are not ready for the regulation, and that only 67 percent of European-based businesses have begun moving into the implementation phase of their compliance program, according to a study produced by TrustArc in San Francisco.The potential fines have many concerned about compliance as the May 25 date approaches, but businesses struggle with fully understanding the regulation, thus fail to launch a comprehensive plan.- Sponsor – With respect to the retail industry, several chains have displayed international influence with the presence of brick-and-mortar stores in several nations, as well as through international marketing efforts. For example, after Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market in June 2017, the e-commerce giant became America’s fifth-largest grocery retailer. Outside of the benefit of concrete locations near its customers, the marketing data obtained through the acquisition provided Amazon valuable behavioral statistics on grocery-buying habits, patterns and product preferences.The GDPR places Amazon’s acquired Whole Foods business under scope not only for its presence in the United Kingdom, but also due to its monitoring of European Union (EU) data subjects and attempt to offer them goods and/or services. Amazon’s practices most likely include the use of automated individual decision-making against EU data subjects, requiring explicit consent under the GDPR.Processing is broadly defined in the regulation to include most actions that can be performed with data and can specifically refer to collection and storage, which in this case, would be under Amazon’s wheelhouse. The retailer must therefore have processes in place to honor nine distinct rights awarded to EU citizens, and be able to operate under the guiding privacy principles defined within the GDPR.The regulation further dictates appropriate security efforts around the protection of personal data, establishes breach reporting requirements, and increases risk associated with vendors processing this data. These expansive requirements make the process of marketing and vendor outsourcing more complex for anyone with a direct consumer relationship with EU customers.Many smaller agencies may not be considering the new regulation as seriously as they should be, but past enforcement actions point to enforcement risk even with smaller agencies. The GDPR states that non-compliant companies posing a risk to EU citizens and their privacy can be fined up to $20 million or 4 percent of their global turnover for the previous fiscal year, whichever is greatest.It is important to note that this fine can be per violation. It can certainly be assumed that larger repercussions would be imposed in this hypothetical case, since case law suggests similar types of violations don’t stand alone and typically occur with others.What’s Next?There are several steps that companies must immediately embark on to mitigate their exposure to risk. A solid start begins with understanding GDPR regulation applicability to various parts of the business, and understanding each unit’s risk profile to establish priorities for the initiative. Once risk and priorities have been identified, it is critical for organizations to identify and establish their lawful basis for processing of this data.Every industry has its own unique risk and operational challenges, and every business within has its own maturity relative to industry peers. Using the trusted counsel of a compliance firm helps to quickly identify both industry and organizational risk that, as a non-biased third-party, are often otherwise overlooked.A risk management and compliance consulting firm can help organizations quickly identify risk, formulate a plan to mitigate this risk and set up ongoing monitoring programs to maintain valuable records of compliance.Some have suggested the GDPR will set the global precedent for data privacy and security regulations. Brazil and China have both showed interest in forming similar requirements to protect the privacy of its citizens’ personal information from businesses storing and transferring data across borders.To adequately prepare for the GDPR and similar regulations, businesses must become educated on these regulations and determine how to conquer the requirements. Applicable processes and procedures can help minimize exposure to fines, but also provide an opportunity within the market to reassure customers and earn their trust. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Spring Preview: Linebacker Depth Allows OSU Versatility in Scheming

first_imgKey: SLB= “Star” Linebacker, MLB= “Mike” (strongside inside) Linebacker, WLB= “Will” (weakside inside) LinebackerKenneth Edison-McGruder moves over from safety where he earned a reputation for laying the wood on folks. He will serve the role of departed “star” linebacker of Jordan Burton.“As y’all know, I like to put my head in,” said Edison-McGruder recently. “So that’s not a big problem at all. I love the physicality.”Calvin Bundage should see a lot of reps at the star, as well. The former Edmond-Santa Fe star played early and often as a true freshman and showed that he’s also not afraid of contact. Senior Kirk Tucker has gotten most of his burn on special teams but should also have a role at the “star” position.Chad Whitener is the active leading tackler at OSU. The former walk-on transfer from Cal has become one of the leaders of the defense and was missed when he limited due to injury last season.Behind Whitener is last year’s NCJAA Defensive Player of the Year. If you haven’t already, get to know the name Patrick Macon because you should be hearing it a lot. At Arizona Western College, Macon was a one-man tackling machine. His 27.5 tackles for loss led the nation. That’s more than any Div. I player has had since 2014.After seeing significant time as a true freshman (including a big-time Bedlam performance), Justin Phillips redshirted in 2015. Since then, his role has continued on an upward trajectory. Gyasi Akem is a senior who has seen time both on defense and special teams but will be needed to contribute with a crucial two-deep linebacker rotation. Sophomore Kevin Henry also figures to factor in at the “Will” spot.Cowboy fans will get acquainted with several young guys during the spring game.Amen Ogbongbemiga comes off a redshirt year and will be looking to crack the rotation. Not only is he the second cousin of Emmanuel Ogbah, he was the No. 1 ranked middle linebacker from Canada two years ago.Devin Harper also redshirted in 2016 and was a jack of all trades in high school, lining up at defensive end, running back and even wide receiver. He even had 345-yard, four-touchdown performance at running back his senior year. Some guys can just make plays and he hopes to show that he’s one of those guys starting this spring.Brendan Vaughn was an early commit in the 2016 class and the only incoming high school signee. When OSU offered, he was flying under most schools’ radars. But after his OSU pledge and an impressive third-place showing at a Nike skills camp, Vaughn’s star began to rise. Now he will get to show off his 4.51-40 speed against Div. I competition for the first time. SLB1KENNETH EDISON-MCGRUDERJUNIOR One of the (if not the) biggest storylines coming out of the start of Oklahoma State’s spring camp was the revelation of some pretty significant roster shuffling on defense. The only cornerback with any starting experience is now a safety and an up-and-coming thumper at safety has been moved over to linebacker.That linebacker corps loses a couple of playmakers in Jordan Burton and Devante Averette. But there remains plenty of depth and a couple of new faces that should play a key role.For the offense, spring camp (and the spring game in particular) is a lot about sitting your veterans and letting the young guys show what they can do. Glenn Spencer’s crew doesn’t have that luxury. The Cowboys are going to continue to use the 3-3-5 defense they used down the stretch in 2016 and working to implement an entire second scheme is an undertaking, even with an entire offseason to prepare.That versatility in scheming is made possible because of the depth in the linebacker corps. The depth at the “star,” “Mike” and “Will” linebacker spots should shake out something like this.2017 Projection SLB2CALVIN BUNDAGESOPHOMORE WLB2GYASI AKEMSENIOR MLB2PATRICK MACONJUNIORcenter_img PLAYERCLASS MLB1CHAD WHITENERSENIOR (RS) WLB1JUSTIN PHILLIPSJUNIOR While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

The Reload: OSU Hitting Texas Hard in Football Recruiting

first_imgThis one seems a bit curious to me. OSU is emphasizing Texas recruiting this cycle as much as it has before, but to throw a curveball in Colorado is a strange one — especially for a prospect many wouldn’t consider to be a “can’t miss.”A lot of times OSU will offer high profile guys regardless of geography, but Wildeman doesn’t seem to fit into that category. Perhaps Clements is simply expanding his recruiting base, or perhaps OSU feels they can nab a sleeper prospect who might not choose to stay in state.Rodney McGraw II — SafetyThe safety position was a big priority in the 2017 class, and I presume the 2018 class will feature at least two. One new target emerged when Rodney McGraw II, an unranked prospect from Missouri City, Texas, announced an offer from OSU on Tuesday.This is arguably his biggest offer to date. He already holds offers from UTSA, Louisiana-Monroe and Tulane, but OSU hopping on board is a sign of more to come. He has excellent size for a safety, he plays a little cornerback so he has nice versatility similar to what Ramon Richards offers, and he’s an instinctive football player. By my count he had 4 interceptions in his junior season, one of which went back for a touchdown on the other end, and is also a proven special teams player.Israel Mukuamu — SafetyOklahoma State’s recent recruiting win in Bossier City in pulling out quarterback Keondre Wudtee has the staff back in familiar territory, with an offer to three-star safety Israel Mukuamu on Monday. He is built like small forward at 6-foot-4 but plays like a safety. In addition to his offer from Oklahoma State, he also holds offers from SMU, Indiana, Southern Miss, South Carolina and Wake Forest.South Carolina appears to be the leader in his recruitment, and having been the first to offer last summer the Gamecocks have a considerable jump on him.Starrland Baldwin — CornerbackBaldwin is a late bloomer on the recruiting trail, and a perfect example of what a big school uncovering a gem can do for a prospect in recruiting. Since the Oklahoma Sooners offered in mid-February, he’s picked up 11 scholarship offers and has gone from unranked to the 87th best prospect in the state of Texas.McNeese State was the first school to offer him, but the Sooners were the first major school. They lead in Baldwin’s recruitment, according to the 247sports crystal ball. The 5-foot-10 return man and cornerback is one of the hottest names on the market out of Cy Falls.Kanion Williams — SafetySince Oklahoma State offered Williams on Monday, four Division I schools have also hopped on board, leading to recruiting analyst Brian Perroni to make the assessment that “schools seem to value #okstate evaluations.” The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap, filling you in on the latest news surrounding Oklahoma State recruiting with an ear to the ground for what’s to come.The NCAA evaluation period in the recruiting calendar won’t kick off for another two weeks, but the football coaching staff is getting a jump on some guys ahead of time before the contact period with several new scholarship offers out the door this week. The calendar indicates this is the quiet period, but OSU coaches are making some noise of late. Here’s the latest offers out:Reese Moore — Offensive LinemanMoore is a 6-foot-6 265-pound prospect who is listed as both a tight end (!) and an offensive tackle.Oklahoma State wants him at tackle.The Seminole, Texas recruit has 16 scholarship offers that includes Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU and more — nine of which have come in the 2017 calendar year. He’s a bully of a lineman with obviously above average agility, given his versatility, and would make for a solid fit at a number of positions. He plays both tackle positions, defensive end and even tight end. But I presume he would be best suited for the right tackle spot.Tate Wildeman — Defensive EndOut of Parker, Colorado — an area OSU coaches don’t typically recruit  — 2018 defensive end prospect Tate Wildeman anounced this week he’d been offered by Joe Bob Clements. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound recruit holds offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Nevada and Wyoming, and is not ranked by recruiting services at this point. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Video: Tyreek Hill Runs Blazing 40-Yard Dash at Personal Pro Day

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. In an effort to improve his draft stock for the 2016 NFL Draft, former Oklahoma State receiver Tyreek Hill held a personal pro day in front of scouts and flashed the speed that has earned him a reputation as one of the fastest men on earth.In a stopwatch-timed trial from one scout’s account, Hill’s quick burst earned him a 4.21. That time would have been the fastest among 2016 NFL combine participants, and the fastest ever in the history of the event, ahead of a blazing 4.24 Chris Johnson logged in 2008.AdChoices广告Despite off-field issues that cut short his Oklahoma State career, Hill, who later finished his college career by dominating the competition at West Alabama, was drafted in the fifth round with the 165th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2016 Draft.last_img read more

Werner: I’ll definitely be at RB Leipzig next year

first_imgTransfers Man Utd target Timo Werner says he’ll ‘definitely’ be at RB Leipzig next season Seth Vertelney 01:46 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Timo Werner RB Leipzig Getty Images Transfers Manchester United RB Leipzig Bundesliga The 22-year-old striker has attracted plenty of suiters with his scoring exploits for the Bundesliga side RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner said he’ll “definitely” stay with the German club next season. Werner has alerted plenty of top teams across Europe with his performances for club and country over the past two seasons. The 22-year-old scored 21 goals from 31 Bundesliga appearances last season and has 10 in 24 so far this term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are just a few of the teams linked with a move for the Germany international. But, speaking to Sky after RB Leipzig drew Stuttgart 0-0 on Sunday, Werner committed his future to his current side, at least for the short term. Werner was asked if he’d stay at Leipzig until the end of his contract in 2020 and he replied: “Next year, definitely.”Earlier in the week, Werner indicated he’d like to play in the Premier League at some stage in his career. “Playing in the Premier League is a dream for me,” he told FourFourTwo.  “I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs. But probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better! I’m very comfortable at RB Leipzig, though.”last_img read more

Videos: Coaches, Cowboys Talk Day 1 of Fall Camp

first_imgSTILLWATER — Fall camp is officially here.The Oklahoma State football team had its first fall practice of the 2019 season Thursday. Afterward, Gundy, his coordinators and a few players talked about the start of their campaign. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

Oklahoma State’s Defense Stands Tall in Win Over Kansas State

first_imgDon’t look now — and as you read this, I don’t even want you to fully acknowledge this so as not to jinx it — but here goes my thesis. No, scratch that — here goes my belief.Oklahoma State’s defense is a very real thing.On a night when the Cowboys offense was explosive but not its productive scoreboard-busting self — only scoring 26 points despite 526 total yards of offense — it was the defensive side of the ball that stood tall and once again showed itself as a real strength in a close game.“Our defense was tremendous,” said Gundy on ESPN after the game. “They knew this was going to be a physical game, and they got right in the middle of it. Very proud of Chuba, but I can’t say enough about the defense.”(Side note: Chuba Hubbard rushed for 296 yards against K-State, the sixth most in a single-game by an OSU running back ever, and Gundy’s reaction being well yeah it was good, but how about that defense?! tells you just how big a deal it was.)There’s been some promising development made on the defensive side of the ball this season that’s showed itself from time to time. The first-half shutout against McNeese. The second-half shutout against Tulsa. But what we saw Saturday — OSU holding K-State to a measly 13 points? That’s a step in the right direction.Look, Kansas State isn’t Boise State or Texas Tech or OU. This isn’t a program that typically is synonymous with being an offensive juggernaut. But Kansas State has been more effective than you think on that side of the ball this season! It scored 101 combined points in its first two games this season, then hung 31 in a road win over Mississippi State last week. That OSU was able to rally defensively and hold that same team — without its top receiver, I should add — to only 13 points? Weather delay, K-State missing a weapon, I get it. You can pin the performance on some unusual factors, or you could appreciate it for what it is: progress.“They get a little better each week,” Gundy said after the game. “In most cases, you have to stop the run first. It’s not always easy, but you have to stop the run and then rally to the pass. We’ve continued to improve each week and got a little better. The challenge next week will be much different than it was this week, but I like where we’re at. I like our coaching, I like our schemes, and I like that our players have a pretty good feel of what we’re trying to accomplish.”If what OSU is trying to accomplish is defensive competency, then thus far this team is tracking in the right direction. OSU out-rushed K-State 373 to 126, out-passed K-State 153 to 118, held K-State to only one conversion on third-down in 13 attempts, and you’re starting to get the picture here. Competency doesn’t seem all that far off!As Gundy alluded to above, the tests don’t exactly get easier — and they certainly don’t get more consistent. This week, a power team in Kansas State. Next week, a high-flying Texas Tech team on the road. Each game is a landmine that, for this OSU defense, must be navigated with extreme caution. And for now, after another promising defensive showing, perhaps even with a little optimism, too. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more