McEndoo Fits In Well At OSU

Jason McEndoo fits Oklahoma State well as the former Montana assistant coach and Washington State and NFL offensive lineman just moved his family to Stillwater. His children, son Luke and three daughters Elizabeth, Aubrie, and Ainslee, have an interest in farm animals and some even raise and show steers. Now that fits Stillwater well.

"Stillwater is great. The town is actually smaller than what we're coming from in Bozeman, Montana. Obviously, the facilities are bigger," McEndoo said. "The people are awesome. It's a slice of a small-town Americana. My family just got here for the weekend and they've loved every bit of it. I'm still walking on cloud nine."

He doesn't have to dread his time at work, as in the meeting room or on the practice field. A few years ago it would have been hard to find a tight end to coach as Zac Veatch was part-timing some as a blocking tight end while growing into a starting offensive guard.

Now Veatch is slimmed down to 260 pounds and back at tight end to join former high school quarterbacks Jeremy Seaton and Blake Jarwin as both have become excellent at that position. Jordan Frazier, who became the first true tight end recruited and signed at Oklahoma State in some time when he came on board in the 2014 recruiting class, is improving and Dawson Bassett has now moved to tight end full-time.

"We've come a long way since practice No. 1. with this group, with the tight ends and the Cowboy backs -- what we're calling this hybrid position -- I've counted up some of our reps and we've been on the field about 90 percent of the reps thus far," McEndoo, in his first spring, explained on how the position is doing in spring practice.

"We're doing a lot of multiple things and we're just trying to build the foundation. I think we're coming along and each practice has been better."

McEndoo seems to be a fun coach to play for as he brings a lots of energy to the practice field. It's really kind of new for the players at the position because they are getting more attention than they have in years.

"Goals for this group moving forward is just to continue to build a foundation," McEndoo said. "We want to get the offense installed and ready to go for the fall and then we'll come back and look and see what we really want to hang our hat on. This group is going to continue to be versatile and establish a presence and finish every play."

Simple yet practical, about what you expect from the tight end position. It's less glamorous but always productive.

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