Cowboys Spring Football Plans Finalized

The Oklahoma State football team, coming off a 10-3 season with a close call in trying to win the second Big 12 Championship in football in the past three seasons and a late game loss to SEC East Division champion Missouri in the Cotton Bowl, will open spring football practice on Monday, March 10.

Head coach Mike Gundy, preparing for his 10th season at the helm of his alma mater, will follow tradition and open spring practice with the first of the NCAA's 15 allotted sessions on the Monday before Oklahoma State takes spring break.

It has been that way for years. However, Gundy will change the schedule from his previous springs in two ways. The team will practice four times each week in the spring rather than the three practices in previous years.

Normally, Oklahoma State has had practices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week in the spring. This time they will work out primarily on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. As usual, weekends will be off, except for a different ending this spring. Instead of a spring game, the Cowboys will stage an open practice on Saturday, April 5, in Boone Pickens Stadium.

The Cowboys will call the event the Orange Blitz and it will start at 1:30 p.m. on April 5 in Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU will practice for approximately 90 minutes that day with fans invited to take in the action and then go down to the field to visit with the players and staff in a casual, fun setting when practice concludes.

The event is different from previous spring finales in that the format will be one of a true practice with things such as position work, one-on-one drills and team periods as opposed to a scrimmage with the score kept.

A major reason for this is that the Cowboys will have a lot of youth and because of the continued rehab of tackles Devin Davis (knee last August) and Brandon Garrett (broken leg in the Cotton Bowl) they will also be limited some in scholarship offensive linemen.

Parking and admission for the Orange Blitz will be free.

2014 Spring Practice Schedule
All practices are closed except for the Orange Blitz on Saturday, April 5. All practice dates are subject to change or be held in various locations such as Boone Pickens Stadium or Sherman Smith Training Center and Practice Facility. High School coaches or any accepted practice visitors are asked to call 405-744-9869 in advance on the day they would like to attend practice.

Monday, March 10 - Practice #1
Tuesday, March 11 - Practice #2
Thursday, March 13 - Practice #3 and also Pro Day workouts
Friday, March 14 - Practice #4
March 17 thru March 21 - SPRING BREAK
Monday, March 24 - Practice #5
Tuesday, March 25 - Practice #6
Thursday, March 27 - Practice #7
Friday, March 28 - Practice #8 and COACHES CLINIC
Monday, March 31 - Practice #9
Tuesday, April 1 - Practice #10
Friday, April 4 - Practice #11
Saturday, April 5 - ORANGE BLITZ and Practice #12
Monday, April 7 - Practice #13
Tuesday, April 8 - Practice #14
Thursday, April 10 - Practice #15


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