Oklahoma State football: Brodrick Brown's return boosts defense in scrimmage

Offense took advantage of young replacements during first scrimmage of the fall. That changed in the second scrimmage with Brown in the lineup.
by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: August 20, 2012

After suffering several deep burns in the Aug. 11 scrimmage, the OSU defense bounced back to claim a “victory” in Saturday's second scrimmage.

One difference: the return of cornerback Brodrick Brown.

Brown had been held out of the first clash with a minor injury, with the offense taking advantage of young replacements.

“The biggest thing is we were able to get Brodrick Brown back,” said Cowboys defensive coordinator Bill Young. “We've got some healthier guys in the secondary, which means a ton.

“We had some young guys that let the receivers get behind them, and we weren't getting nearly the pressure. We got just a tiny bit better pressure, but a lot better coverage.”

Added safety Daytawion Lowe: “Last week, they got a lot of deep balls on us. I think we corrected that. We did a lot of work this week in practice to get better at that.”

LOWE USES TRASH TALK AS AN OUTLET

Cowboys practices and scrimmages aren't overly physical, with tackling to the ground all but outlawed in an attempt to keep injuries and wear and tear to a minimum.

For a known striker like safety Lowe, it can be frustrating.

“It's hard for me, but I do a lot of talking,” Lowe said, “so that just calms me down a lot. I just talk to make up for not hitting them.”

ANDERSON FEELS MORE COMFORTABLE

While much of the offensive focus has centered around true freshman quarterback Wes Lunt, much of the preseason buzz among the Cowboys is directed at wideout Isaiah Anderson.


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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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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