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Game Notes: OSU Hosts Washington State
Aug. 27, 2010

Washington State at Oklahoma State
Sat., Sept. 4, 2010 :: 6:10 p.m. :: Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218)
TV: FSN (Bill Land, Joel Klatt and Emily Jones)

Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb and Robert Allen)
Internet: okstate.com
Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 212 and XM Channel 231

Year 109
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will begin their 109th season of college football on Saturday, Sept. 4, when they host the Washington State Cougars of the Pacific-10 Conference in the 2010 season opener for both teams. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium.

TV
The Cowboys-Cougars contest will be televised by FSN with Bill Land calling the action and former Colorado star Joel Klatt providing analysis. Emily Jones will report from the sidelines.

TV Recap
Oklahoma State has never been under the bright lights as much as it has been under Mike Gundy. Over the last two seasons, Oklahoma State has had 20 games televised and that count reaches 30 games since the beginning of the 2007 season. 

Honoring The Blond Bomber
Oklahoma State players will be sporting a decal on their helmets this fall to honor the Blond Bomber. Bob Fenimore, OSU's first All-American and one of the most dominating players of his era, died this summer. His jersey number of 55 is not in use at OSU. He was a two-time All-American, the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL Draft and No. 3 in the Heisman balloting. Fenimore led the nation in total offense, and was third in rushing, eighth in passing, ninth in scoring and 13th in punting in 1944. He still holds the OSU career record with 18 interceptions as a defensive back. OSU was 17-1 during his sophomore and junior seasons with wins in the Cotton and Sugar Bowls. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame as well as the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

Opening Numbers
Oklahoma State is 63-40-5 all-time in season openers. OSU is 75-28-5 in home openers, including 14 straight wins that date back to the 1995 season. The current home-opener winning streak is the longest in school history. Other numbers to note:

  • Under Mike Gundy, the Cowboys are 4-1 in season openers and 5-0 in home openers.

  • Under Gundy, the Cowboys are 16-4 in September.

  • Oklahoma State has won 18 of its last 19 non-conference home games.

  • Oklahoma State is 15-4 in regular season non-conference games under Gundy.

Looking Back
Oklahoma State has gone 9-4 each of the last two seasons, marking just the second time in school history that OSU has won at least nine games in two straight seasons. Oklahoma State was 6-2 in Big 12 play last season. The six conference wins were the most ever by OSU and the Cowboys finished the year in sole possession of second place in the Big 12 South for the first time since the league was formed. Oklahoma State ended the season in the AT&T Cotton Bowl (OSU's second appearance in the bowl since 2004). OSU has appeared in bowl games in four straight seasons (another school first) and has played in seven bowl games in eight years. 

Polling Places
Oklahoma State falls into the "receiving votes" category in the first Associated Press poll of the season. As a result, Oklahoma State is playing a game as an unranked team for the first time since Sept. 27, 2008, when the Cowboys knocked off Troy, 55-24. OSU had appeared in 25 straight polls, tying the second longest "ranking streak" in OSU history. The Cowboys were ranked in 29 consecutive polls in 1984 and 1985.

OSU vs. WSU
The Cowboys and Cougars are meeting for just the fourth time ever and for the second time in three seasons. Washington State holds a 2-1 series advantage, although OSU is coming off a 39-13 win in the last meeting between the teams, which came in the 2008 season opener at Qwest Field in Seattle. Washington State is visiting Stillwater for the second time with its only other trip to Payne County coming in 1952. WSU was a 9-7 winner in that game.

OSU vs. Pac-10
Oklahoma State is 7-10 all-time against the Pac-10 with the last game against the league coming in the 2008 Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys led at the half, but lost that game to Oregon. The 2010 season opener with WSU ends the two-game contract between the schools.

Coach To Coach
Mike Gundy and Washington State head coach Paul Wulff have some common ground. Both men are 43-years-old and both are coaching at their alma mater. Both men also have three children. Another connection between the two schools: Washington State assistants Chris Ball and Dave Ungerer were on the Alabama staff that faced OSU in the 2006 Independence Bowl.

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Hunter Candidate For Doak Walker Award
Aug. 25, 2010

Oklahoma State’s Kendall Hunter is one of 49 candidates for the 2010 Doak Walker Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back, it was announced today by The PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum.

A senior from Tyler, Texas, Hunter was a first-team All-American and also earned All-Big 12 First Team honors as a sophomore in 2008 after ranking seventh nationally in rushing with 119.6 yards per game. He racked up 1,555 yards and 16 touchdowns carrying the football in ’08 and recorded nine 100-yard rushing games.

Hampered by injury, Hunter started just two games in 2009, but for his career, he averages more than six yards per carry and has 21 rushing touchdowns. He was named to The Sporting News’ All-Big 12 Freshman Team in 2007 and ranks 10th in school history with 2,633 career rushing yards.
 
The PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will select the semifinalists on November 10, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on November 22. The Committee will cast a second vote beginning on November 29 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

The recipient of the 2010 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on ESPN on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Thursday, December 9. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, in February 2011.

The award, in its 21st year, is named for SMU’s three-time All-America running back Doak Walker. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

 

 

Photos: Tuesday Afternoon Practice
Aug. 17, 2010

After heavy rains canceled practice on the grass fields east of Gallagher-Iba Arena, the Cowboys moved their Tuesday practice session to the the afternoon on the turf inside Boone Pickens Stadium.

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Photos: Monday Morning Practice
Aug. 16, 2010

The Cowboys participated in their first practice session Monday morning, following their first major scrimmage of the fall camp season on Saturday.

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Cowboys Wrap Up First Scrimmage
Aug. 14, 2010

The Oklahoma State football team completed its first major scrimmage of the spring Saturday evening in Stillwater.

The Cowboys ran approximately 100 plays, excluding special teams work. The evening including red zone and goal line situations.

The balanced practice featured standout moments by both the offense and defense.

Defensive tackle Chris Donaldson was credited with a pair of safeties on quarterbacks sacks and defensive end Richetti Jones also had an active night, along with freshman linebacker LeRon Furr. The No. 1 defense got a  touchdown by cornerback Brodrick Brown on an interception return. Head coach Mike Gundy also cited linebacker Justin Gent and freshman defensive back Justin Gilbert for their efforts.

 The Cowboy offense got big plays from receivers Justin Blackmon, Tracy Moore  and Josh Cooper, along with running back Jeremy Smith.

 OSU will not practice on Sunday, but have two workouts scheduled for Monday.

Quoting Mike Gundy

 “I think it went pretty well. There was some  give and take with the offense and the defense. I thought (quarterback Brandon) Weeden threw the ball well. I was please with both sides of  the ball. It seemed to me we had a number of guys catch the ball. We may have had 10 guys catch the ball with just the ones.”


 “I thought our effort was really good. We went ones vs. ones about  50 percent of the time.”


 “There were several situations we need to do a better job with. The defense lined up off sides and we had some false starts and a holding. We’ll take a day off tomorrow and come back Monday ready to go to work.”

 

Photos: Friday Practice
Aug. 13, 2010

With the morning practice session canceled, the Cowboys returned to the grass practice fields later in the afternoon.

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Photos: Wednesday Practice
Aug. 11, 2010

Temperatures soared on Wednesday morning, but that didn't stop the Cowboys in their preparation for the 2010 football season.

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Cowboys Continue Fall Camp in Heat
Aug. 11, 2010

The Oklahoma State football team continued its fall camp this morning, practicing on the fields east of the Athletics Center in near-100 degree temperatures. In addition to the hot weather, the following developments also took place:

· Coach Mike Gundy cited the play of two veterans for their efforts during the latest workout: sophomore receiver Isaiah Anderson of Wichita Falls Rider High School and junior linebacker James Thomas from La Marque, Texas. Anderson is one of the fastest Cowboys on the roster and Thomas is fighting for a starting spot at linebacker.

· True freshman Nate Sorensen worked at receiver today after entering the program as a quarterback. However, the OSU staff stopped short of calling the move permanent at this point.

· The Cowboys spent a solid two-plus hours on the practice field in what was (according to the SID), the hottest practice of the year.

· Gundy also commented on the competitive nature of OSU’s practices through six workouts.

· OSU will practice again on Thursday morning before practicing twice on Friday.

 

Oklahoma State Practices in Full Pads
Aug. 10, 2010

Oklahoma State's football squad reached a fall camp milestone Tuesday morning when the Cowboys dressed in full pads for the first time since beginning workouts on Friday.

"It was good to get in full pads today," head coach Mike Gundy told the media after practice. "It's nice to play real football and we had a good practice for what probably ended up being close to three hours."

"I thought the guys practiced well today," he added. "I liked the temperature. It was hot so we were able to really exert our players. We continue to see young players who are going to get an opportunity to play."

Gundy cited the performances of several true freshmen, including running back Joseph Randle, receiver Chris Dinkins, defensive backs Lavocheya Cooper and Justin Gilbert, along with offensive lineman Gerron Anthony, and linebacker Shaun Lewis.

"If they continue to play well and stay focused they'll have a chance to play against Washington State," Gundy said. "We have a number of guys, redshirt and true freshmen, who have shown up and made some plays.

The Cowboys will practice again Wednesday and Thursday mornings in advance of Friday's two-a-day workouts and the first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday evening.

 

Photos: Tuesday Morning Practice
Aug. 10, 2010

The Cowboys were back in full pads Tuesday morning when they returned to the practice fields for another fall camp practice session.

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Photos: Fall Camp Continues
Aug. 9, 2010

After a busy Sunday, the Cowboys resumed their preparations for the 2010 football season on Monday, when they returned to the grass practice fields outside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

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Cowboy Football Wraps Up Busy Sunday
Aug. 8, 2010

Oklahoma State's football team continued its preparation for the upcoming season in addition to holding its annual Fan Appreciation and Media Days on Sunday in Stillwater.

At 8:30 a.m., head coach Mike Gundy's squad conducted its third workout of fall camp, donning shoulder pads for the first time.

"We are pleased with where we are at right now after just a few practices. It was good to get into shoulder pads today and to get our players involved in a little football," Gundy said. "We are kind of where we need to be although it is still very early."

Following their two-plus hour workout, the Cowboys were joined by the Cowgirl soccer squad in a meet-and-greet session with an estimated 4,000 fans inside the OSU Athletics Center.

The squad wrapped up its busy schedule with selected coaches and players taking part in interview sessions and photo shoots with members of the print and electronic media.

 

Oklahoma State Football Media Day Quotes
Aug. 8, 2010

Head coach Mike Gundy
Opening Statement
"We're pleased with where we're at right now after just a few practices. It was good to get into shoulder pads today and to get our players involved in a little football. It is always nice to do that. We've got a number of young players who are showing signs of having an opportunity to play as freshman. We've also got a good group of mature, veteran guys who are performing well at this time.
"Kendall Hunter is having a good camp. Defensively, Ugo Chinasa has done well these first few days. I like where we're at with Orie Lemon, he's moving around well. The safeties, Markelle (Martin) and Johnny (Thomas) and those guys are performing like we anticipated. I think Quinn (Sharp) has done a nice job punting the ball and Dan Bailey kicking the ball well.

"We're kind of where we need to be although it is still very early. It was good to get out there this morning with some heat, and we had a good two hour and fifteen minute practice. And we're looking forward to getting out there again tomorrow."

On knowing how the team will perform physically
"We don't really know, especially in comparison to last year when we had enough returning players that we had a good idea of what those guys would do on game day. There are enough young players out there that we're still two weeks away from having a feel of where they'll be and how they'll hold up when it gets physical."

On Bill Young sustaining the performance level of the defense
"The level that we want Bill (Young) to sustain is the information that these guys can gather. We want them to perform at the highest level that they can. Whether Joe Mitchell can perform at the same level as Andre Sexton early in his career is probably not going to happen. But we want Joe Mitchell to perform at the highest level he can where he's at in his career. I think Coach Young will tell you that he expects them to play very well. He expects them to be in the right place, to tackle well and to play with great effort. From an experience standpoint, they aren't going to be able to take over where those guys were that just left here."

On the "rebuilding year"
"I've been asked that question a lot and for me to say that we're not rebuilding wouldn't be fair. We've got a number of guys who are going to play who haven't competed at this level. There's not a lot of experience out there. We would like to be in a position someday that we could start each year with a number of players who have been in the rotation who have experience. When you lose a number of players who have started three years, they aren't going to be here forever. I think we're more athletic and we have more speed than we've had in a number of years, we just don't have as much experience."

On the effects of coach Rob Glass's summer workouts
"I think we're further ahead now than we were four years ago in several situations just because we had so many good guys that were playing in a system that was new to them. Coach Glass pushed them really hard this summer. We wanted to instill that toughness in them that we've had for a number of years here. We still believe that we have to be a tough football team both mentally and physically, no matter how experienced you are. We like the guys we have in the program and we expect them to play well and to play early."

Cowboys Open Fall Camp
Aug. 6, 2010

The Oklahoma State football team opened fall camp Friday morning with a two-hour-plus workout on the practice fields east of the Athletics Center.

The workout was wide ranging but OSU caught a bit of a break with the early start time. OSU got in its full workout before the temperature reached 90 degrees.

"It was a good first day. We have a long way to go, but the effort is there," head coach Mike Gundy said. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow. We'll correct our mistakes and try to get better."

As is normal, after practice Gundy was questioned about his class of newcomers.

"If you are a freshman playing corner, safety or wideout, you're going to have a chance to play," he said. "We'd like to have two more (receivers) in this system so guys that can catch the ball will have a chance to play early."

Gundy said there was a significant difference in the opening of camp this year as opposed to last season's senior-laden squad.

"You notice a difference in their communication out there and that's something we're going to have to get better, at quicker than we have in the past," he said.

OSU will return to the practice field Saturday and Sunday mornings, before participating in Fan Day and Media Day Sunday afternoon.

Cowboys Report to Camp
Aug. 5, 2010

The Oklahoma State football team is fully accounted for as players reported to Boone Pickens Stadium for the beginning of fall camp today.

The Cowboys filled out their paperwork and sat through a battery of meetings and orientations ranging from housing and insurance to NCAA compliance and working with the media.

OSU hits the practice field for the first time tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., opening up a fall camp that promises to be filled with intrigue as Mike Gundy and the coaching staff look to replace 16 starters from a group that posted back-to-back nine-win seasons in 2008 and 2009.

 

Photos: Players Report
Aug. 5, 2010

Preparations for the 2010 college football season are underway in Stillwater, as Oklahoma State players reported to Boone Pickens Stadium for the beginning of fall camp.

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Cowboys Due In Stillwater Thursday
Aug. 4, 2010

College football officially returns to the Oklahoma State campus on Thursday when 105 players are scheduled to report to Boone Pickens Stadium for the beginning of fall camp.

The student-athletes, who have a mid-day arrival time, face a day of paper work, meetings and orientations before the Cowboys hit the practice fields for the first time on Friday morning.

It should an interesting fall camp as OSU looks to replace 16 starters, including three who were named first-team All-America at some point during their careers.

"I've never entered a year with so many new people in critical positions," said sixth-year head coach Mike Gundy. "But we have good young players in the program who will need to contribute early. It also helps that we people in the program that have been part of teams that have won a lot of games."

OSU is coming off consecutive 9-4 seasons, including an appearance in the AT&T Cotton Bowl in January. OSU was a school-best 6-2 in the Big 12 last season, finishing second to Texas in the South division.

Countdown to Kickoff

Photo Archive
Practice (8-27)
Practice (8-25)
Practice (8-20)
Practice (8-17)
Practice (8-16)
Practice (8-13)
Practice (8-11)

Practice (8-10)
Practice (8-9)
Fan Appreciation Day (8-8)
Players Report (8-5)

Video Archive
Practice Highlights (8-27)
Practice Highlights (8-24)
Extended Highlights (8-24)
Practice Highlights (8-20)
Practice Highlights (8-17)
Extended Highlights (8-17)
Practice Highlights (8-13)
Extended Highlights (8-13)
Practice Highlights (8-10)
Extended Highlights (8-10)
Practice Highlights (8-8)
Extended Highlights (8-8)
Gundy Presser - Part 1 (8-8)
Gundy Presser - Part 2 (8-8)
Player Interviews 1 (8-8)
Player Interviews 2 (8-8)
Player Interviews 3 (8-8)
Practice Highlights (8-6)
Extended Highlights (8-6)

Coaches Corner
Gunter Brewer
Joe DeForest
Doug Meacham
Glenn Spencer

2010 Media Day
Press Conference Video - 1/2
Press Conference Video - 2/2
Player Interviews 1
Player Interviews 2
Player Interviews 3
Recap
Quotes

 

2010 Schedule
Washington State
Saturday - Sept. 4 - 6:00 PM
Stillwater, Okla.
Troy
Saturday - Sept. 11 - 6:00 PM
Stillwater, Okla.
Tulsa
Saturday - Sept. 18 - 6:00 PM
Stillwater, Okla.
Texas A&M
Thursday - Sept. 30 - 6:30 PM
Stillwater, Okla.
at Louisiana
Friday - Oct. 8
Lafayette, La.
at Texas Tech
Saturday - Oct. 16
Lubbock, Tex.
Nebraska
Saturday - Oct. 23
Stillwater, Okla. (Homecoming)
at Kansas State
Saturday - Oct. 30
Manhattan, Kan.
Baylor
Saturday - Nov. 6
Stillwater, Okla.
at Texas
Saturday - Nov. 13
Austin, Tex.
at Kansas
Saturday - Nov. 20
Lawrence, Kan.
Oklahoma
Saturday - Nov. 27
Stillwater, Okla. (Bedlam Series)
Big 12 Championship
Saturday - Dec. 4
Arlington, Tex.
 
 

 

 

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