In the work on punt team, Quinn Sharp was on fire. The redshirt freshman that was an All-American kicker at Mansfield Summit High School near Fort Worth, hit his first three punts all more than 60 yards and with monster hang time. He broke the streak with his fourth punt that only went a mortal 42 yards but then went back on a streak of four that were 50 yards or better.
"Yeah, it was pretty amazing, and Zach Robinson, you know the other Zach Robinson, was bombing them," said Gundy. "That is encouraging to see those guys bombing them like that. That is such an important part of the game."
The snaps were good and in the shield-punt look, defensive end Jamie Blatnick, offensive lineman Nick Martinez, and defensive tackle Chris Donaldson appear to be the shield for the punter. That is a very big shield.
In the kicking game, Dan Bailey (PAT, 36, 42, and 51 yards) along with Sharp (31 yards) were perfect on PAT/field goal work on Sunday.
PAT JONES CHECKS IT OUT
Former Oklahoma State head coach and now Fox Sports Southwest college football studio analyst Pat Jones made the trip to Stillwater from Tulsa for all of Sunday's practice.
The all-time winningest head coach in OSU history, Jones enjoyed time with head coach Mike Gundy, tight ends coach/passing game coordinator Doug Meacham, who played for him, and one of his former assistants Johnny Barr, now the Cowboys director of recruiting. Jones also spent time with OSU President Burns Hargis, who attended practice with his wife, Ann. Vice-president for athletics and intercollegiate athletic director Mike Holder and his wife, Robbie, were also at practice.
Jones said he sees a more talented Oklahoma State team that is loaded on offense and better on defense. He said the defensive line and pass rush is what will decide the Cowboys upper mobility in the Big 12 South and nationally.
JARED FIELDS READY TO GO
The last two days Jared Fields has been eyeballing practice. The former Northeastern Oklahoma A&M cornerback can't wait to get out there. It would appear if anybody were to leave or be hurt, Fields might be the next guy in camp. The 5-8, 185-pound cornerback is from Ardmore, Okla., and looks like he is in good shape.