Poke Practice Notes

After a discussion with head coach Mike Gundy on Wednesday, senior running back Seymore Shaw made the decision to transfer for his final season to Central Oklahoma. UCO head coach Chuck Langston confirmed at his golf day outing with the media that Shaw was coming. Cowboy head coach Mike Gundy also addressed the subject after practice.

"Seymore is looking at opportunities to transfer, and he made a decision on his own that in the circumstances that he is under at this time that his best opportunity to play would be somewhere else," said Gundy. "I know he made this decision because he didn't want to wait around and see if he could play here, and under the circumstances he's in he really felt like he needed to find someplace now where he could play. I talked to him yesterday and agreed with him."

No announcement has been made, but Jeremy Nethon is back with the squad and practicing thanks to a lot of work in the summer school classroom. Nethon didn't miss a beat as he went through all of spring practice. There is still talk that Nethon could be redshirted this season to allow him to further prove his conviction to academics before playing again.

We don't know what the injury is but defensive end Marque Fountain only practiced on a limited basis Thursday, and spent much of the early portion of practice doing conditioning or rehab drills in the sandpit on the west end of the practice field.

The squad is down to 104 players as walk-on Brock Dixon decided to leave before the first practice. Dixon, an outstanding high school player and really good young man, told one coach that he really wasn't dedicated to following through with it and he was ready to give up football. Dixon is still scheduled to be a student at Oklahoma State this fall. The staff will meet in the morning and likely call another walk-on player to come in and report for practice.

The special teams got a lot of work during the practice, in addition to traveling over to Stillwater High School for even more work. In the extra point and field goal work, Matt Fodge was 4-of-5 on his kicks, Bruce Redden was 3-of-4, Luke Roberts hit his only kick, and returning field goal kicker Jason Ricks was a spectator.
The punters -- Matt Fodge and walk-on Cole Reynolds -- were inconsistent at the practice field, but reports from the high school were that they were kicking better.

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