Back in July, Ryan Sharp – one of the few remaining employees in The Oklahoman’s sports department – hopped on Twitter to excitedly announce that Ellis Williams had been hired to join the paper’s Oklahoma State sports beat.
Excited to announce the addition of Ellis Williams (@BookofEllis) to the @NewsOKSports staff! Ellis will soon be joining @ScottWrightOK on the #okstate beat. Welcome, Ellis! pic.twitter.com/Nb9Q9BTNwN
— Ryan Sharp (@Ryan_M_Sharp) July 23, 2019
That’s pretty cool. Just like the University’s coaching positions, the Oklahoma State sports beat has been a decent stepping stone gig for writers over years. Hell, if Mike Gundy cooperates, there’s even a chance you can become an overnight viral video sensation! Who wouldn’t want that job!
Unfortunately for Ellis, the gig lasted about as long as a Jenni Carlson paragraph. While he was packing his bags and searching Apartment Finder for a place to live, The Oklahoman’s HR Department called and rescinded the offer…