Cowboy Football: Summer Notebook

Notes and quotes as the Oklahoma State football team goes through summer drills in preparation for the 2010 season.

Baseball Too
We did not know this until getting confirmation Thursday evening but freshman quarterback Nate Sorenson out of Texarkana, Texas will play two sports. He is also going to play baseball for Frank Anderson and the Cowboys.

Sorenson was a standout in three sports at Texarkana with baseball, track, and football. He was drafted a couple of weeks ago in the MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 47th round. He helped lead Texarkana to the Texas Class 4A State baseball championship as a junior. During that season he hit .436 and has a slugging percentage of .596. He had 14 RBI, a double, four triples, and a home run. He also had 10 stolen bases. Sorenson was an outfielder for Texarkana.

New Tires and New Sleds
Assistant Athletic Director and Coorindator of Strength and Conditioning Rob Glass is always looking for new toys to have the players work with and two new huge tractor tires under the west end zone got the attention of several players.

Justin Blackmon and Justin Horton were asking about those new tires before Thursday afternoon's workout. Glass told them what they were anticipating and that was that those are new tires to be flipped in workouts and in team competition drills.

Glass also got some new sleds that the players tried out Thursday morning in workouts and found them to be a good challenge. Glass said he was so happy with the work the players got on those sleds that he might order a few more.

Catching the Ball
It is vital in the Cowboys' new offense that the receivers catch the ball, and we have to say we were impressed with what we saw Thursday night, even an improvement over the spring. Receivers are not juggling or double clutching as much as in the spring. Catching the ball is becoming much more of a given with the receiver corps.

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