August 14, 2012
Film Review: Young talks scrimmage
One thing was clear immediately following Oklahoma State's first major scrimmage of the fall on Saturday - the first-team offense decisively won the day. Tuesday was the first chance the media had to talk to veteran defensive coordinator Bill Young since Saturday night. Young's take after reviewing the scrimmage film was largely in line with what he thought as the scrimmage was live.
We didn't get enough pass rush," Young said. "We lost containment several times. We've just got to play a little bit better at some positions, from a coverage standpoint."
On Saturday evening post-scrimmage, Young mentioned that he had just installed the Cowboys "speed" package - which they frequently use in third down, passing situations - and that he thought that was a factor in his unit's performance in the scrimmage. Film review confirmed that thought, with a good deal of credit going to the Cowboy offense for using tempo to its advantage.
"It was a big factor, plus they were 'tempo-ing' us on third down. That's my fault as a coach, because we had not really worked on that. All of a sudden, you're running out there like your hair is on fire and they're snapping the ball and you haven't even gotten the call hardly. Plus you're not 100% sure where you're lined up.
"We're working on that. It's the best thing that could happen to us, because we're going to see that (up-tempo offenses) all year long."
The Cowboys have a team session with semi-live scrimmaging daily, but Young's unit will get their next crack at the offense in a full scrimmage on Saturday.
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