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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Riding the productive pass-and-catch tandem of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State put together the best season in school history and claimed its first Big 12 championship and BCS bowl victory.
Now, it's time for a youth movement.
Facing the daunting task of replacing a pair of first-round draft picks, the Cowboys plan to open their season with a freshman starting quarterback for the first time since 1950 and lean on experience elsewhere to try and defend their conference crown.
At age 18, new starting quarterback Wes Lunt is nine years younger than Weeden was at this point last year, heading into what would be a record-setting season.
"We'll have some young guys at some key positions, and there is still work to do," head coach Mike Gundy said at the team's media day Saturday.
"I'm excited about everything. Our defense is more athletic than it's been. I thought they were better than people gave them cre...
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Riding the productive pass-and-catch tandem of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State put together the best season in school history and claimed its first Big 12 championship and BCS bowl victory.
Now, it's time for a youth movement.
Facing the daunting task of replacing a pair of first-round draft picks, the Cowboys plan to open their season with a freshman starting...
Friday was the first day to report to practice for fall camp and things could not have seemed more different on the football practice fields in Stillwater. Oklahoma State returns with a quarterback fresh out of high school, an offense that could rely heavily on a talented run game and a defensive that could be the team’s strongest point. It’s a far cry from the Cowboys air attack of 2011.
Oklahoma State began the 2012 football season Friday morning with its first workout. All practices are closed but there are a few days when photographers are allowed to shoot the first 15 minutes of practice, and on those days we can provide observations. There's not much to report but on the first day with all the freshmen and newcomers we are able to provide some information.
NCAA rules only allow Division I football programs to open camp with 105 players, which kind of designates the players that are going to be expected to contribute during the season. Oklahoma State has 107 players. Receiver David Glidden, who just had a pin removed from his ankle, and Andrae May, who is still rehabbing following ACL reconstruction surgery late in the spring, are also in Stillwater.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took their first step toward kicking off the 2012 season on Saturday with Fan Appreciation Day and Football Media Day. Check back here throughout the week for stories, Q&As and tidbits from the event.
STILLWATER - The third day of fall camp allows teams to add shoulder pads. For Oklahoma State that signals a full go as head coach Mike Gundy has gone to the no-tackling to the ground and no cutting with blocking policy to protect his players from injury. The Cowboys were full go on Sunday with the expected inside drill, one-on-one work, pass pro, lots of seven-on-seven, and a longer team period.
STILLWATER - For the second day in a row and as part of the NCAA-mandated acclimatization policy the Oklahoma State Cowboys practiced Saturday morning in helmets, shorts and jerseys. It's just hard to get a lot of evaluation done in limited mode because football is a contact sport played with pads on for protection.
STILLWATER - The Oklahoma State Cowboys had a full day Saturday, beginning with practice beginning at 7:30, continuing with Fan Appreciation Day and finally meeting with reporters from across the state during Media Day. Photographer KT King captured these images of the Cowboys throughout the day.
DALLAS — Sooners Illustrated listened in on Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy's Big 12 Media Days Press Conference, and the second part is all right here.
Kendal Harris chose USC over Missouri, Oklahoma State, LSU and Creighton.
DALLAS — Sooners Illustrated listened in on Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy's Big 12 Media Days Press Conference, and the first part is all right here.