Cowboys Get Back To Work

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said the coaching staff got the team in the meeting room Tuesday and did some "fire it up" video work that had the team going. The Cowboys then proceeded to hit the field for a two-hour, 15-minute practice that was in the words of the head, "pretty enthusiastic and energetic."

Brandon Weeden told me that the team has had time to examine the Iowa State loss in their minds and also on the screen as he has watched it over several times.

Wide receiver Justin Blackmon told me the same thing. They have watched it, critiqued it, and now put it to bed. The remaining goals that they are in control of are plentiful with sole possession of the Big 12 championship and a automatic BCS bowl bid being at the top of the list.

Weeden said he would watch games as a fan this weekend and not stress out over results. Both he and Blackmon said they will spend time with family and eat plenty.

Gundy said he would celebrate Thanksgiving and eat on Thursday, but not watch football either Friday and Saturday as he has hunting plans with his 7-year-old Gunnar. "He's been begging me to take him hunting," said Gundy. "I would say anything with two wings or four legs will be in trouble out there."

Gundy also confirmed that Tulane officials contacted him to ask for permission to speak with OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken for the school's vacant head coaching position. Gundy said that was all he knew. He said Monken didn't know much more either, and that most of that activity will take place after the end of the regular season and the Oklahoma game.

The Cowboys will practice one more time at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, after a lengthy morning meeting and video study session, and then the players will be released for the Thanksgiving holiday.


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