Cowboy Football News & Notes

A few notes from Oklahoma State football as the players and staff prepare for the start of spring football on Monday, March 9.

Glover Taking Medical Scholarship
Linebacker Jared Glover of Bixby, Okla., will not be on the Cowboys football squad for this spring or for the immediate future due to a medical condition that precludes his involvement in the sport.

Glover, his father Jim, and head coach Mike Gundy reportedly met earlier this semester and came to the conclusion that it was in Jared's best interest to come off the active squad and take a medical scholarship pending treatment and his future prognosis from a medical standpoint.

The former All-State performer in high school was a redshirt freshman last season and played in six games with five total tackles including three unassisted stops and one tackle for a loss. Glover is an outstanding student and a popular member of the OSU program.

Jeremy Gray Back on Squad
Redshirt freshman Jeremy Gray is back on the Oklahoma State football roster. The Sherman, Texas standout in football and basketball missed all of his frehsman season and redshirted following an Achillies injury in the summer that required surgery and a lengthy rehab.

Gray, who came to OSU as a 6-6, 250-pound defensive end, used the Cowboys training table and the extra work with Rob Glass and the strength and conditioning staff to put on 30-plus pounds and is now a candidate to move into the rotation at defensive tackle.

Gray had earlier told Gundy he wanted to stop playing football, but after just a week of reconsidering his decision has asked to be reinstated to the team. Gundy reportedly has chalked the Gray situation to youthful anxiety.

New Names, New Faces
Besides the expected returnees from last season, and minus a few expected and unexpected departures, the Cowboys look to suit up and practice 101 players during spring practice.

Additions include the four junior college players that signed and transferred in for this spring -- defensive tackle Horace Hubbard, defensive end Darius Hart, offensive guard Anthony Morgan, and defensive back Andrew McGee. You can also add early high school graduate and spring enrollee Dexter Pratt, the standout running back out of Navasota, Texas.

There are also 17 new walk-ons, at least new on the roster, that will be out for spring. They range from transfers and junior college transfers to freshmen that have tried out and are coming out for the first time.

Two of the more notable walk-ons by name are both wide receivers as Cowboys baseball player Dylan Brown is taking a redshirt in baseball. The 6-2, 215-pound Brown was a Class 4A All-State wide receiver at Tampa (Plant H.S.), Fla. He made that All-State team along with current Florida Gators quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

Speaking of quarterbacks, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M J.C. transfer wide receiver Colton Chelf (6-0, 190) is the older brother of incoming freshman scholarship quarterback Clint Chelf. Chelf will be a junior this fall.

England native and defensive end Doyle Norris came out for the squad late in the fall of 2008. The son of a former OSU student-athlete swimmer (OSU last fielded a men's swim team in 1978), Norris is a former boxer in England, who had several fights and a good record in the ring. The 6-4, 245-pound Norris is trying football for the first time.

Below is a complete list of the new walkons, although the information is sketchy.

10 Walker Smith, DB, 5-11, 190, Jr.-Transfer, Nicholls Hills. Okla./Wheaton College, Ill.
13 Nick Smith, WR, 6-0, 185, Fr.-Redshirt, Midwest City (Choctaw), Okla.
15 Jason Evans, DB, 6-0, 185, Sr., Tulsa (Hale), Okla.
16 Perry Watson, WR, Fr.-Red-shirt, Flower Mound, Texas
19 Anthony Hill, WR, 6-0, 195, Jr.-Transfer, Kansas City, Mo./Coffeyville C.C., Kan.
25 Trevor Rogers, DB, 6-0, 190, Fr.-Redshirt, Enid, Okla./Redlands C.C., Okla.
26 Nick Cash, WR, 5-11, 185, Fr.-Redshirt, Jet (Jet-Nash), Okla./SW Oklahoma State
28 Colton Chelf, WR, 6-0, 190, Jr.-Transfer, Enid, Okla./NEO A&M J.C., Okla.
38 Chance Robbins, LB, 5-11, 200, So.-Transfer, Jenks, Okla./Dartmouth Univ.
39 Zach Crump, LB, 5-10, 205, Fr.-Redshirt, Jenks, Okla.
45 Josh Tebbe, LB, 5-11, 185, Fr.-Redshirt, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla./Fort Scott C.C., Kan.
53 Clinton Stein, P, 6-0, 185, Jr.-Transfer, Spearville, Kan./Hutchinson C.C., Kan.
57 Chuck Major, OL, 6-2, 300, So.-Transfer, Tulsa, Okla/SE Oklahoma State
58 Doyle Norris, DE, 6-3, 215, Fr.-Redshirt, Sutton-Surrey, Great Britain
78 Bryce Hutchins, OL, 6-0, 220, So., Keller, Texas
85 Dylan Brown, WR, 6-1, 210, Jr., Tampa (Plant), Fla.
99 Wes Harlan, K, 6-0, 190, Fr.-Redshirt, Houston (Langham Creek), Texas

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