Oklahoma State had its top 105 players report on Monday for fall camp as head coach Mike Gundy and his staff will begin practice and preparing for the start of the 2016 season on Tuesday. The Cowboys open the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3, when they host Southeastern Louisiana in a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Oklahoma.
The major emphasis in fall camp besides the typical fundamentals and installation of the offensive and defensive schemes will be pushing the running attack that was anemic much of last season. Other than the conventional run game the Cowboys would seem to be ready to go offensively with the return of quarterback Mason Rudolph and a talented array of receivers.
There will be some examination of who will step up at the outside receiver or "Z" receiver in lieu of senior Marcell Ateman, who will miss eight weeks after breaking his foot in a non-contact injury a week and a half ago while working on route running. Jhajuan Seales, Chris Lacy, Austin Hays, and possibly freshman Tyrell Alexander could be in position to add some playing time and opportunities.
On the defensive side the Cowboys seem to be loaded at defensive tackle, but defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is looking to see how the young defensive ends have improved. He also has a number of players coming off surgeries in the offseason and wants to see where they are as fall camp gets underway.
Most of Monday was spent filling out paperwork and meetings on topics such as housing, bursar, parking, etc. The team had dinner together on Monday night and then the first team meeting with Gundy and the coaching staff. Bed check is at 9:30 p.m.
Practices starts at 9:05 in the morning.
8/02 - 1st Practice in helmets, jerseys, shorts
8/03 - Practice in helmets, jerseys, shorts
8/04 - Practice in helmets, shoulder pads, shorts
8/05 - Practice in helmets, shoulder pads, shorts
8/06 - walk through, Fan Appreciation Day, Media Day
8/07 - Practice in full pads
8/08 - Practice in helmets, shoulder pads, shorts
8/09 - Practice in full pads
8/10 - Practice in helmets, jerseys, shorts
8/11 - Practice in full pads
8/12 - Practice in full pads
8/13 - Practice in helmets, shoulder pads, shorts
8/14 - Practice in full pads
End of Camp - First Day of Classes 8/15