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It's the busiest time of the year for Cowboys

Christmas time means shopping for recruits, preparing for bowl
BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opuco.com Modified: December 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm •  Published: December 9, 2010
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The next few weeks are among the busiest of the year for college football coaches.

Never has that been more apparent than what is going on at Oklahoma State.


Special teams coach Joe DeForest is among the names being considered to become the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette, offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen will have plenty of options and quarterback Brandon Weeden, along with receiver Justin Blackmon, might decide to enter their names in the 2011 NFL Draft.

How does a head coach handle all the distractions?

“You manage it day by day,” Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said during an Alamo Bowl press conference Thursday. “You take phone calls of people who are interested in hiring your coaches and try to have a schedule when you practice and recruit.”

The Pokes' coaching staff has spent some time on the road recruiting ever since the regular season ended. And preparations for the Alamo Bowl have started, too. OSU plays Arizona on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.

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