OSU Football Notebook: Coach Mike Gundy more flexible with time

Oklahoman Modified: March 10, 2009 at 4:21 am •  Published: March 10, 2009
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy said he’s looking forward to spending more time with offensive and defensive players this spring as the rest of the offensive coaching staff will handle play-calling duties.

"The offensive staff will handle the majority of those,” Gundy said during Monday afternoon’s meeting with the media before OSU’s first spring practice. "I’ll move around a little more during scrimmages and stuff…It allows me to move around some during practice and watch some drills with the younger guys on defense and give me a feel for them.”

Gundy said he doesn’t foresee any changes with play-calling once the fall arrives, and he will continue to meet with the quarterbacks throughout the spring.

MIXED SIGNALS
With new defensive coordinator Bill Young taking over, things both minor and major will change for the Cowboys’ defensive players. That includes new terminology and calls at the line.

Gundy said the offense will also be changing some of the calls they make at the line.

"Because we’re going into our fifth year,” he said. "There are probably some teams in this league that have become familiar with calls on both sides of the ball.