Spring Football Notebook

Head coach Mike Gundy said they will go back to an old standby for the format for Saturday's spring game. The last couple of years it has been more of a first-team offense versus the first-team defense, and second offense versus the second defense with quarterbacks and some other various skill players going both ways. Gundy said they plan on splitting the team up for sort of an equal game.

"We're going to do the same thing that we've always done," explained Gundy. "We feel like it's better to pick teams, so the coaching staff will go in and divide up their offense and defense based on what we think is the best way for us to function as a unit out there.

"Ultimately, it comes down to (the) linemen because you have big guys playing that haven't really competed at this level, so there's a learning curve moreso than with skill players. We try to divide it up as equally as possible so we can function on offense with young offensive linemen.

"From a skill standpoint, and a defensive standpoint, we're pretty mature. The offensive line is where we don't have as much maturity. But we've got enough guys to spread out and split up and have a good scrimmage," said Gundy.

Who Is That Guy?
Last season inside receiver David Glidden caught one pass for 18 yards. The Mustang, Okla., product struggled staying healthy as the Cowboys were trying to get him out there to return punts, a trouble spot on special teams.

Glidden is finally healthy and receivers coach Kasey Dunn is raving about his performance.

"The guy that has really shown some things this spring is David Glidden," said Dunn. "That is the guy. Now that he's healthy, he's making a ton of plays for us and adds another dimension. It's fun to have him out there.

"He's a smart kid, puts in the work, he's investing every day in his success and in our success as a group. It's fun to see a guy like that who is putting so much into it. He's used by myself, coach Ray, Yurcich and Gundy every day as an example of how to go out, compete and make the most of a situation. We have to find a way to get him out there because every time it's thrown to him he gets up and catches it. We have to get him on the field."

Quarterback Depth Chart
I know that was the title of the show that ESPN came in and did prior tothe 2011 season, but it is something that Cowboys fans have been watching closely since Wes Lunt, J.W. Walsh and then Clint Chelf all started games, played well and won games for the team.

Gundy has said Chelf is the starter since he takes first snaps every day, but the head coach was asked again about the quarterback depth. "I don't think that's changed, and they've gotten quality reps for us in the spring. There's a role for all of them. Whether one of them will redshirt, one of them will start, whether there will be a package for one of them, all of those options are still out there. I don't know that we've made any decisions in any of those areas. We can't do that at this point."

Prospects at Practice
Two Oklahoma prospects were at practice on Wednesday and watched the scrimmage. Kingfisher's Landon Nault, who led Class 3A last season with 2,057 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns, was in Stillwater with his dad. His older brother is a walk-on playing for Oklahoma State. Also, making the trip to Stillwater was Bartlesville running back and safety Slade Nordic, a 6-0, 175-pounder.

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