Oklahoma State football: Coach Mike Gundy says Cowboys have 'prototypical' defensive linemen

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy had his final preseason meeting with the media on Thursday in advance of the Cowboys' season opener vs. Savannah State on Sept. 1. Reporters from The Oklahoman were there and shared Gundy's comments and their analysis via Twitter.
by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Modified: August 23, 2012 at 11:06 am •  Published: August 23, 2012

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Thursday he's anxious to see what the Cowboys defensive line will look like this season now that OSU has "prototypical" defensive linemen.

Player-by-player, Gundy talked about how OSU has bigger athletes on the defensive line than at any other time in his eight years as the Cowboys' coach. "I wasnt to see some production and difference up front on defense," Gundy said. "I think we are going to be better up there this year."

The Cowboys list two relative newcomers -- juco transfer Calvin Barnett (6-foot-2, 299 pounds) and sophomore James Castlemen (6-2, 296) -- as the starters at defensive tackle, while Nigel Nicholas (6-3, 269), Cooper Bassett (6-5, 259) and Ryan Robinson (6-4, 246) will rotate at defensive end.

Oklahoma State opens the season Sept. 1 in Stillwater vs. Savannah State.

Here is a look at what else Gundy had to say and our reporters' analysis from Thursday's press conference:

NewsOKSports 12:57 p.m. OSU coach Mike Gundy will be at the podium at 1 p.m. taking questions from the media.

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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