OSU football notebook: Solid first scrimmage

BRANDON CHATMON Published: August 16, 2009
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Oklahoma State held its first scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday afternoon. The 115-play scrimmage, which was closed to the public and the media, was played in 92-degree heat on the Boone Pickens Stadium turf.

"It was hot, which was what we wanted,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "They got pushed. It was a situation (temperature-wise) similar to what it might be like the first game.”

The heat and humidity could be a factor when Oklahoma State hosts Georgia on Sept. 5 in the season opener for both teams.

Robinson expected back on Tuesday
With classes beginning Monday, the Cowboys will take Sunday and Monday off.

Gundy said he expects quarterback Zac Robinson to resume practicing on Tuesday.

"He’ll be back out with us Tuesday,” Gundy said. "We’ll wait until he’s 100 percent before we do something with him. There was no reason for us to use him this week.”

Balanced effort
Gundy was happy with the effort from both the offense and defense, as neither side of the ball dominated throughout the scrimmage.

"The defense had a really good day and started fast,” Gundy said. "The offense started slower but played better late.”

Another good sign for the Cowboys was the limited number of penalties after spending the majority of preseason camp without officials.

"It was cleaner than I expected,” Gundy said.