Oklahoma State’s legal battle against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline is inching closer to the courtroom.
A Payne County judge has scheduled a hearing at 9 a.m. on July 16 for both sides to discuss a possible trial schedule. Attorneys for both parties filed a joint motion to schedule time with the judge last Friday, according to a court filing.
At this point, it’s doubtful this will be settled out of court, effectively setting the stage for a spectacular parade of Oklahoma State and Texas coaches to the witness stand while preparing for the 2015 season.
OSU is seeking almost $600,000 in damages from Wickline after the offensive line coach left to take the Texas job.
OSU athletic director Mike Holder said in sworn depositions that he does not believe Wickline received a promotion with the Longhorns, a key component to being released from his contract with the Cowboys.