A fifth-year senior from Mesquite, Texas, Oklahoma State center Grant Garner has played a key role in the program's rise. Along the way, the all-conference candidate said he's witnessed change that has made his experience all the more special, culminating in a special season.
It's a blast man, the most fun I've had in my football career, all the way up.
From my first three years, it's night and day difference. It was more like a job my first three years. These last two years, and especially this year, we're just having so much fun. I think everybody's enjoying each other.
I think it stems down, too, from the coaches. I think my first three years they were more, like, militaristic about things. They wanted things to be just right. I think they're a lot more loose about certain things, which I think has allowed guys to play a lot more loose. And that's just made them better.
Coach Gundy really is extremely different from when I got here to now. He's matured as a coach. And I don't think he allows the little things to bother him. He knows when to get us going and when to just chill back and let us players do that job. I think he's just gotten a feel for how to treat guys.