Spring Football: Back In The Routine

STILLWATER - After a week away for spring break, the Oklahoma State Cowboys were back in practice on Tuesday for their fourth of 15 allotted spring workouts. The Cowboys went through a two-hour, 40-minute practice on the floor of Boone Pickens Stadium.

For the offense it had to feel like the first day all over again with the only difference being the practice was in full pads. Just as new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen lined it out on the first day of spring, this practice represented a return to installing the offense just like the first day of practice.

Holgorsen said the offense would repeat the installation that went on in the first three practices. He said the offense would repeat the installation process throughout spring practice.

With practice being closed and the media access limited to one post-practice a week for interviews and with that day this week being Friday there isn't a whole lot to report from practice. In that vein we thought we would invoke the knowledge of a veteran in Zac Robinson.

"I kind of knew something was up after the (Cotton) bowl game," said Robinson when asked about the change in the offense. "I had a feeling that they might do something different. I just didn't know it would be that different."

Robinson has really helped himself this spring in both his workouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, his play in the Senior Bowl, and his workout in Stillwater on Pro day at OSU. He has kept his eye on the Cowboys and he talks a lot with Brandon Weeden.

"Yes, Brandon and I are good friends and we talk and I know that he has told me he is really excited and feels like he is learning the offense and can really play well in this offense," said Robinson.

"It looks fun to me. I can say I wouldn't have mind playing in it. It is fun to throw the ball around a lot."

Robinson agrees with comments Weeden has made on the wide receivers and how they can play in the offense. The consensus is that Hubert Anyiam is very talented and that Justin Blackmon and speedster Isaiah Anderson has the potential to make a big impact.

Inside receivers Josh Cooper and Tracy Moore are gifted, and Justin Horton and redshirt freshman Charlie Moore will develop. Colton Chelf and Michael Harrison are still unknown to some but Weeden and Holgorsen have mentioned them both as receiving threats.

The offense will continue to develop with a Wednesday prractice and the team will also work out again Friday, which is the next time that players and coaches, including head coach Mike Gundy, will meet with the media.


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