August 17, 2013

Oklahoma State finishes up fall camp

The last day of fall camp has finished up, so cue up the clouds parting, a beam of light pouring through the crevice, and the angels singing hallelujah.

We're that much closer to the season opener against Mississippi State (14 days to be exact), and the Cowboys seem to be hitting their stride as they break for classes on Monday.

The team spoke with us for a few minutes after practice today, so let's get into what they had to say.

Mike Gundy started out the presser. He said he really likes where his team is right now. He was also put on the spot by being asked if there was a place he was worried about or wanted more work in, and he simply shrugged it off saying the team looked great across the board.

D-coordinator Glenn Spencer was happy about his team's performance throughout the spring. He said his unit still isn't quite where he wants them to be as far as tempo goes, but that he'll be confident in his guys when they run onto the field in Houston.

He said he's been very impressed with his two-deep linebackers. He was complimentary of Joe Mitchell, who will play the Star position and will "play as many plays as Caleb Lavey.

O-coordinator Mike Yurcich was guarded, as usual, with his answer. He was very complimentary of freshman receiver Marcell Ateman, saying he was making catches that guys his age don't make. He also said that he expects the running backs to be involved in the passing game as much as they have been in the past, even though their best receiving back, Joseph Randle, left for the NFL this offseason.

Tracy Moore is excited about the matchup with the SEC, saying that it matches his style of play and his knack for physicality. He also said that he didn't care much for the AP Poll released this morning that has Oklahoma State in the Top 15, saying "Everyone still has to go out and play, so it doesn't matter much."

Parker Graham was again very complimentary of Jake Jenkins and Devin Davis, and went as far as saying he expects to see Davis on numerous award watch lists soon. He said that Davis' long frame has the perfect blend of power and speed, and that he'll be a force to be reckoned with for a long time.

Next up for team availability is Thursday, when the team hosts their first media luncheon at Boone Pickens Stadium to preview Mississippi State.

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