D. Williams Interupts Offensive Learning Session

D. Williams Interupts Offensive Learning Session Wednesday STILLWATER -- Senior cornerback Darrent Williams arrived at practice Wednesday night just in time to humble the top two quarterbacks pushing each other for the starting job. The standout from Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt picked off two passes in the team drill toward the end of the three hour practice, one off the arm of Donovan Woods and the other off the arm of celebrated freshman Robert Reid.

The whistle blew on both oskies before Williams could get too far on the return, but the pickoffs continue what has been an outstanding spring for the entire Cowboy secondary, especially corners Williams and Robert Jones.

The theme of the practice tonight was fundamentals on the defensive side and learning a few added wrinkles on the offensive side. In the battle for quarterback, Reid, who had a very good scrimmage on Sunday, took more snaps with the first offensive unit than he has all spring. Both quarterbacks worked with both the first and second units. In an earlier team period, Reid and Tommy Devereaux teamed up for the best looking offensive play of the night. Reid took a shotgun snap and found Devereaux in stride crossing through the secondary. Devereaux turned on the jets afer making the catch and outran the secondary for what would have been a touchdown.

The emphasis was on the passing game as the Cowboys worked first and 10 situations and concluded the practice with a Les Miles invention, the four minute drill, where the offense tries to play keep away from the defense and eatup the final four minutes on the game clock.

There was little contact outside the line of scrimmage as the practice was primarily "thud" tempo, which means live at the point of attack and quick whistle with no tackling of ball carriers.

The Cowboys worked punt blocks and punt protection during the special teams period. They also did some work on field goals and extra points. Special teams coach Joe DeForest was very complimentary of walkon and former All State kicker Luke Roberts of Edmond Deer Creek. Meanwhile, in the punting drills Cole Farden launched some boomers.

The team will go through a closed practice tomorrow night at 6:30 before finishing up spring practice with an open scrimmage on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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