The Oklahoma State football team worked out at 6:30 a.m. Thursday and they will be up and running stadium steps on Friday at 6 a.m. During the day there are lift sessions as players can choose if they want to get the strength work done early before classes, in between classes, or in the afternoon after classes.
Wednesday is a day off or a make-up day for anyone that miss lifts or workouts because of illness or class commitments. You don't oversleep and miss a Rob Glass workout, you just don't. Tuesdays, though, are special. It's the best day of off-season workouts. It's competition day. We have covered it from the first year Glass came in as strength coach with Mike Gundy as head coach.
The players draft eight teams and they compete against each other in a tournament format in events such as tractor tire flip, weighted sled pull, obstacle course, team and individual tug-of-war, agility drills, bag drills, and more. It is team building and also builds the competitive fire that is required every day, but especially on Saturdays in the fall.
This past Tuesday was the first day, usually a seeding event, and it will go right up until the week before spring football starts on March 6. The last Tuesday will be the College Football National Championship of competition day with the first-, second-, and third-place teams taking home prizes that serve as workout gear.
The draft was held beforehand and you can see highlights of each attached courtesy of Orange Power Studios.
Quarterback Mason Rudolph and defensive tackle Darrion Daniels have a team and you can see on the video their first draft pick with the number one selection was wide receiver Chris Lacy. They also picked up defensive tackle Taaj Bakari, slot receiver Landon Wolf, offensive lineman Ry Schneider, cornerback Madre Harper, star linebacker Calvin Bundage, receiver Cole McKnight, freshman corner LaMarcus Morton, quarterback Josh Green, deep snapper Tanner Morgan, and slot receiver Dillon Stoner.
Offensive guard Marcus Keyes and cornerback/safety Ramon Richards drafted defensive end Jarrell Owens, star linebacker Kevin Henry, corner Rodarius Williams, offensive lineman Matt Kegel, offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, receiver Phillip Redwine-Bryant, cornerback Malik Kearse, linebacker Reshawn Parker, punter Zach Sinor, offensive lineman Brett Wilson, and defensive tackle Vili Leveni.
Star linebacker Kenneth Edison-McGruder and wide receiver James Washington selected offensive lineman Larry Williams, safety Chance Cook, cowboy back Dawson Bassett, corner A.J. Green, running back Jakeem Johnson, star linebacker Brendan Vaughn, offensive tackle Shane Richards, receiver Austin Parker, defensive end Triston Grant, corner Javarius Blair, and defensive lineman Caleb Hall-Abbott.
Wide receiver Marcell Ateman and middle linebacker Chad Whitener picked safety Za'Carrius Green, defensive tackle Cameron Murray, running back Jeff Carr, linebacker Devin Harper, offensive lineman Arlington Hambright, corner Bryce Brown, offensive lineman Dylan Galloway, linebacker Patrick Macon, linebacker Jake Dyer, and receiver Tariq Bitson.
Offensive tackle Zach Crabtree and linebacker Justin Phillips drafted defensive lineman Trey Carter, corner Bryce Balous, linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, linebacker Gyasi Akem, receiver Tyrell Alexander, center Johnny Wilson, kicker Matt Ammendola, linebacker Brian Cisznewski, safety Zach Smith, and kicker Kevin Mahon.
Cowboy back Keenen Brown and safety Jerel Morrow picked defensive tackle D.Q. Osborne, running back La'Darren Brown, center Brad Lundblade, safety Winston Westbrooks, quarterback Taylor Cornelius, cowboy back Luke Hupp, running back Ja'Ron Wilson, quarterback Jelani Woods, and offensive lineman Walker Reed.
Defensive end Cole Walterscheid and slot receiver Jalen McCleskey selected star linebacker Kirk Tucker, defensive tackle Ben Hughes, corner Darius Curry, defensive tackle Tyler Ferguson, cowboy back Logan Carter, defensive end Tralund Webber, receiver Obi Obialo, linebacker Melvin Gilliam, snapper Sam Walkingstick, offensive lineman Jacob Clark, and new transfer center Tyler Moore.
Safety Tre Flowers and running back Justice Hill drafted defensive end Jordan Brailford, cowboy back Britton Abbott, offensive guard Lemaefe Galea'i, receiver Tyron Johnson, quarterback Keondre Wudtee, receiver Mitchell Perkinson, offensive guard Deionte Noel, quarterback John Kolar, kicker Matt Hockett, amdoffensive lineman Michael Wilson.
Some players are restricted with off-season surgery and rehab but everybody participates at least in coaching and cheering during the competition.