Smith was back on the practice field Monday, and while one Cowboy football source said as of this morning it looked like he might be done at Oklahoma State, it appears that verdict was premature. Smith has loads of talent and would look to have a major role in the offense even in the change of offensive schemes.
"Absolutely, it's going to be in me forever," said Weeden, who also played in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals organizations.
"It doesn't really even dawn on me until my brother leaves, but once Ty leaves (for spring training with Boston), I think golly, it's already time to get going. You just kind of get used to it after five years. I don't miss my arm hurting every night when I go to bed."
The question is now with the quarterbacks throwing so many more balls in drills and throughout practice does his arm get sore from throing the football?
"It's amazing, I'd like to have a little pitch count because I bet we throw close to 300 passes a day in practice," said Weeden. "That's part of this offense. It feels good so far but we had that week for spring break, so it will be interesting how it feels this week."
Speakers will include standout Oklahoma high school coaches like Glenpool head coach Steve Edwards and his defensive coordinator and Guthrie head coach Rafe Watkins and his defensive coordinator.
Also, two of the winningest coaches in Texas, Jim Sweeney of San Antonio Madison and David Aymond of Galena Park North Shore, will attend, along with coaches on their staffs.
That night the Oklahoma State coaches will conduct clinic sessions and exchange ideas with the coaches in attendance. The clinic includes two meals, lunch and dinner, and a social following the evening clinic sessions.
For more information contact Johnny Barr in the OKlahoma State football office (405) 744-5737.
Fite has spent the last nine years as associate athletic director for compliance and eligiblity at Houston. Prior to that, he spent six years at the NCAA as a student-athlete reinstatement representative and an enforcement representative.
Fite, however, knows his way around Stillwater. He served in academic services for student-athletes at Oklahoma State from 1991 to 1994 before joining the NCAA.