August 6, 2010

First practice in the books

The Oklahoma State 2010 football season kicked off at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, with the Cowboys going through their first practice of fall camp. The practice ran a little over two hours, and sixth-year head coach Mike Gundy said it was a good start for his relatively young squad.

"It's good to get back out there," head coach Mike Gundy said. "You know this is the most fun time of the year for us, to get back into the flow and see some of the young guys work. I thought there was a lot of enthusiasm today. A lot of excitement.

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

New OSU offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen was satisfied by the retention shown by veterans who learned his offensive scheme in the spring and further honed it in player-run summer workouts.

"With specific people, yes (retention was good)," Holgorsen said. "I have a pretty good idea of who I think our starters are going to be - those guys who have played around here - I think the retention was fine. We've got a lot of new guys that we've got to get straightened out. You've got to understand, when you're teaching a lot of new guys and a lot of those guys are making mistakes, you can't put it on the whole offense."

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