Cowboy Football: Scrimmage Notebook

El Camino (Calif.) Community College linebacker Tolu Moala signed with BYU coming out of junior college this past season, but the 6-1, 230-pound strongside or middle linebacker has been released from his obligation to BYU. He was in Stillwater on Friday and for the weekend on an official visit to check out Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys are needing more help at linebacker and the thought is that Moala, who is older and has already served a two-year church mission, could help. Moala had 25 tackles, 14 unassisted this past season along with 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. We'll let yo know how it goes with Moala.

New Cowboy Signees Bassett and Blackmon Watch
New Cowboys Cooper Bassett of Tuttle, Okla., and Justin Blackmon of Ardmore (Okla.) Plainview were on the sidelines watching their new team. Blackmon was with a teammate from high school and Bassett was with his younger brother Dawson. Bassett was playing close attention and for good reason as he may very well be needed to play some next season. Bassett is a legit 6-5 and around 245 pounds.

Fort Scott Staff and Players Check Out Scrimmage
Lucien Antoine, as mentioned, had a good scrimmage in front of his former coaches and teammates. A large number of coaches and players from Fort Scott (Kans.) Community College came down to take in the scrimmage, check out the campus, and for the coaches a chance to compare notes and check out some of the Cowboys schemes on offense and defense.

Surprise, Surprise Trooper Taylor Gets Excited
One of the first highlights of the scrimmage came in a drill that the players do every year to spot candidates for the special teams units.

"Basically that is just a drill we do every year to evaluate talent in all four phases of the kicking game whether it is kick coverage or kick return," said special teams coordinator Joe DeForest. "We keep trying to teach and evaluate guys that can block in space and then guys that can run down the lane, make the guy miss and then attack the ball."

Wide receiver DeMarcus Cooner made a big play avoiding a blocker and attacking the ball and that is when co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor attacked him. Taylor went crazy over the play and jumped Conner causing both men to hit the ground. Taylor's hit was almost as good at Conner's play. Both grabbed the attention of the crowd watching practice and the scrimmage.

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