MIXED SIGNALSWith 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. Those are discussions we’ve had as a staff, and there are some changes that are going to be made in those areas. When you have a new coach on defense, there are terminology changes that will take place. There’s a lot of learning going on, but it’s good for our players.”
GRAY AREAGundy said the situation with defensive lineman Jeremy Gray remains uncertain. Gray left the team, returned, and as of Monday was gone again. The redshirt freshman is on the spring roster, but Gundy joked that white-out might be needed.
ANTOINE ARRIVALOSU safety Lucien Antoine, who suffered a torn ACL early last season, will participate in spring practice but not in contact drills. Antoine became known early on as one of the team’s biggest hitters, and Gundy said the staff thinks that will return this fall. "There’s not any reason to put him into contact,” Gundy said. "One thing we did learn last year is that he’s not afraid of contact.”
BECKMAN STOPS BYFormer defensive coordinator Tim Beckman, who starts his first spring as Toledo’s head coach later this month, attended Monday’s practice. BY ANDREA COHEN