Oklahoma State football: Kevin Peterson offers his own style of leadership

by John Helsley Published: April 12, 2014
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On a defense replacing seven starters, the candidates to emerge as experienced leaders are few.

Cornerback Kevin Peterson, admittedly not all that vocal, will try to lead in his own way.

“I try to go out there and practice hard and tell people, ‘You got to get it. You have to practice hard,’” Peterson said. “I’ll tell them what’s coming and what’s not coming. I try to be the guy that they can come to and things like that.

“Not so I can gripe on them, but so I can be a figure they can look up to and things like that.”

RECEIVERS BRING VERSATILITY

OSU’s offense regularly requires its receivers to play multiple positions, inside and outside.

Sometimes, it’s the result of injury. Other times, it’s an attempt to get the best players on the field together.

Facilitating that, receivers coaches Kasey Dunn and Jason Ray share the complete coaching duties, rather than splitting the inside and outside teaching. It’s a move they went to before last season and now value.

“Coach Dunn and myself, we meet together,” Ray said. “Because we meet together, that gives our receivers an advantage. We don’t break them up inside and outside anymore.

“All those kids are very versatile in what they do. And that’s the key, for them to be versatile and to be able to play multiple spots. You never know what will happen throughout the course of a season. They have the ability to play different positions.”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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