OSU center Grant Garner: Change in Cowboys program is evident

WELCOME TO MY WORLD — Oklahoma State University center Grant Garner sat down with The Oklahoman to talk about how much the atmosphere around the Cowboys program has changed in four years.
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Published: November 17, 2011
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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.


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