November 12, 2012

Holgorsen's offense was just a warm-up for OSU

After thousands of reps against Dana Holgorsen's offense since spring ball in 2010, the Oklahoma State defense finally got to face it when it counted last Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium.

Holgorsen implemented the wide-open spread offense in Stillwater when he joined the staff in 2010. Even though he departed after less than one full year, coach Mike Gundy and his staff decided that his offense would stay around for awhile longer, and made sure of it when they hired football-genius Todd Monken to replace him.

"It felt comfortable," defensive coordinator Bill Young said of the matchup. "We weren't able to execute some of the calls we had against it, so that was disappointing, but that's why they give them scholarships too. They have so much speed and they run the offense really well."

While they were complimentary of the system Holgorsen has carried with him, most of the defensive players said it was nice to finally face it in a game that mattered.

After all, most of the defensive players have basically been preparing for this game for their entire careers as Cowboys.

"I had a lot of reps against that offense," cornerback Brodrick Brown said. "Coming up here and playing that offense every day was a good thing in this game. Sometimes you know what they're...

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