Spring Football: Notes & Quotes

The Cowboys will take Friday off as scheduled, but on Saturday will move up the time of their first major scrimmage. The 80-play scrimmage is now scheduled to begin with stretching at 8:45 a.m. It will be an early morning for the Cowboys players as they will have taping in the training room at 7 a.m. Head coach Mike Gundy said the move is to beat the expected inclement weather.

"The forecast is for the weather to hit at noon," said Gundy. "I don't want to practice in the rain unless we were preparing for a game in it. We could change again if we get a different report, but right now I think we can go Saturday morning and get done what we plan to before the weather hits."

Hamilton and Williams Move Up
Two players who have really shined appeared to move up the depth chart as running back Mike Hamilton and wide receiver Tevin Williams were lining up with the first unit on Thursday. Hamilton, a redshirt freshman from Melborne, Fla., had 45 yards on seven carries in the Wednesday scrimmage including the longest run of the scrimmage by a running back at 20 yards. He also caught two passes for 10 yards.

Williams, who transferred in before this semester from NEO A&M, caught 4 passes for 168 yards and also ran three reverses for 38 yards in the Wednesday scrimmage. His receptions included an 80-yard touchdown from Donovan Woods and a 68-yard reception from Al Pena that went to the 12-yard line. Williams caught an inside wide receiver screen from Bobby Reid that he broke for a 60-yard score during Thursday's practice.

Offensive Line Still Tinkering

Offensive line coach Joe Wickline likes his top components, but he is still tinkering with the first unit. Redshirt freshman center David Washington is out for several practices with mononucleosis. That has moved Kurt Seifried up to the first team. Seifried is a junior from Jenks with limited experience. Corey Curtis is now snapping the ball with the second unit and looks comfortable at center. The rest of the first offensive line Thursday had David Koenig at left guard and Charlie Johnson at left tackle. That side is the same, but on the right side Corey Hilliard had moved inside to guard from tackle and Adam Gourley was working at tackle.

Robinson Back For Another Day

Recent signee Zac Robinson was back to watch another day of practice. The 6-3, 190-pound quarterback out of Littleton Chatfield High School in Colorado is in Oklahoma with his mother, who graduated from Oklahoma State, and his dad. Robinson, who said he is running track this spring competing in the 100 meters (10.8), 4X100 meter relay, and high jump (six feet), says it is tough to watch.

"Yes it's tough, I definitely want to be out there," said Robinson sitting in the stands at Boone Pickens Stadium. "I'm anxious and I plan to get down here in June and begin working out with the players. I'm not sure what my expectations are. I just want to get here this summer and work and then let it all fall into place."

Cowboys Add Recruited Walkon

Mike Gundy and his staff have added another recruited walkon in Edmond North wide receiver Kellen Graham. Graham is 6-1, 185 pounds and has good speed (estimated 4.55). Last season at North he had 38 receptions for 760 yards and seven touchdowns. The OSU offensive staff, especially coordinator Larry Fedora, think he can fit in as a slot receiver.

"They were the only people that called me," said Graham of his Division I interest and the Cowboys. "I signed with NEO (junior college), but I really didn't want to go there and the coaches here have made me feel wanted. I definitely am coming here."

Top Texas Receiver Checks Out Cowboys

Standing next to Graham on the sideline was a potential future Cowboy receiver as spring break brought wide receiver McKay Jacobson and his father into Stillwater to check out the campus and the squad. Jacobson was a standout for Class 5A Texas state champion Southlake Carroll as a junior. He had more than 70 receptions for the Dragons both his sophomore and junior seasons. He also has returned three punts for touchdowns with his 4.4 speed.

"I'm interested in Oklahoma State," said Jacobson, who watched a lot of practice on the field near receivers coach Gunter Brewer. "They run the same offense we do at Southlake. I'm also hearing from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Missouri," added Jacobson who was sporting his state championship ring on his left hand.

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