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OSU Notebook: Players catch up on fall break

Published: October 12, 2007
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Bowman more than numbers
Oklahoma State receiver Adarius Bowman is averaging 103.5 receiving yards, good for fourth in the conference, and 6.3 catches, good for fifth. The senior has caught six touchdown passes.

But numbers, Oklahoma State coaches keep saying, don't do justice to the way Bowman plays the game.

"I would say there's not another receiver in the country that, with his ability, puts the effort in as far as blocking and everything,” OSU offensive coordinator Larry Fedora said. "If there is, I'd like to see it because I can put a tape together of him just dominating people blocking, and most of those guys don't do that.”

Fall break: OSU students had Monday and Tuesday of this week off for fall break. The football team practiced its usual amount, OSU coach Mike Gundy said, but he was hopeful the school-free days would give his guys a chance to rest up.

"It's an opportunity for the players to catch up from fatigue and sleep,” Gundy said. "From a physical standpoint, it's important that they get their rest. That's what fall break is good for, so they can get back on schedule and get their bodies back both mentally and physically.”

Hard-core coordinating: When asked this week what he thought of Texas A&M running back Javorskie Lane's touchdown pass, Fedora said: "I didn't see it.

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