Football Scrimmage Notebook

Capping a week of visits, former offensive coordinator and now Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora was on hand to watch the scrimmage portion of Friday's practice. Before Fedora arrived, his defensive coordinator at Southern Miss and former OSU linebackers coach Todd Bradford was saying goodbye to friends.

Bradford finished moving his family over the break and they were all loaded up for the drive to Hattiesburg. USM starts its spring practice on Tuesday. Former OSU assistant Johnny Barr, back visiting family, was also watching practice again.

Midwest City (Carl Albert) safety Daytawion Lowe was in Stillwater with three of his Titans teammates watching Friday's practice. The 6-1, 185-pound All-State safety is a prime prospect for Oklahoma State and a lot of other schools in recruiting.

Lowe was wearing his state championship ring from his sophomore season while watching the OSU practice and scrimmage. Yes, he was greeted by head coach Mike Gundy, who took time out during practice to say hello.

Add a fifth member to the latest chapter of black shirts on defense. Defensive end Ugo Chinasa added to his practice wardrobe a black "91" practice jersey. Previously awarded black shirts on the defense were tackle Jeray Chatham, cornerback Jacob Lacey, safety Ricky Price, and star linebacker Andre Sexton.

The scrimmage did not include any work on special teams but during practice the team worked on extra point and field goals and punt returns. Among the punt returners were Bo Bowling and Josh Cooper, who teammates have labeled "two of the fastest white men in college football."

All-Big 12 tight end Brandon Pettigrew was suited up for Friday's scrimmage but without shoulder pads. He has a sprained finger and did not scrimmage on Friday. During the practice Pettigrew and recovering running back Keith Toston (knee) both ran sprints in the end zone.

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