For the first time in fall practice the Oklahoma State Cowboys worked kickoff and kickoff returns in the Saturday morning session. Dan Bailey and Quinn Sharp both worked kickoffs, while on the other end Dez Bryant and Victor Johnson were returning kicks along with Perrish Cox. Also, working in some on kickoff returns were Johnny Thomas, Isaiah Anderson, and Brodrick Brown.
If Deron Fontenot has any luck at all, it seems like it is bad luck. Finally healthy after off-season surgeyr for a leg tendon, Fontenot has been having a good camp so far even drawing mentions from head coach Mike Gundy for making plays. But in Saturday morning's practice he injured his left foot and left the field after practice on crutches.
The 5-9, 210-pound star linebacker out of South Grand Prairie in Texas is one of those great attitude guys that always fights. It is uncertain how serious the foot injury is.
NEW VIDEO ANGLE
Fans and drivers going down Duck Street, along the east side of the Cowboys practice area, may notice that the football team has rented another lift to give the coaches video from both ends of the main grass practice field.
Dale Patterson, assistant director of football operations, said the coaches like having the end zone angle of video from practice behind their group. Defense likes to view behind the defense, offense behind the offense. Now both sides get what they want.
"We have the camera and we can do it in the stadium, so we may shot both ends during games this season too," said Patterson.
VISITING PROSPECT FROM WAXAHACHIE
Jameson Stearns was visiting practice Saturday day from Waxahachie, Texas. Stearns is a safety, slot receiver, and running back for the Indians and is a prospect in the class of 2010. He was in Stillwater with a couple of recent graduates in Robert Wright and brother Jacy Stearns. Jacy Stearns is a running back and cornerback that is heading to East Central University in Ada, Okla.