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By Gina Mizell Published: October 2, 2012

“He really played his best game in his career here, in my opinion, last Saturday night against what could be (arguably) the most athletic defense in our league,” Gundy said. “So I was proud of him for that.

“Joseph was very good in the locker room, from an emotional standpoint, in leading our team prior to the game. So there was a lot of excitement and energy within him, and obviously it came out on the field.”

GUNDY ‘REALLY ENJOYING COACHING THESE GUYS'

A 2-2 start for OSU has obviously led to some concerns for Gundy, such as the thinning depth in the secondary and giving up a kickoff return for a touchdown against UT.

But what has Gundy liked so far?

The Cowboys' rushing defense, which ranks 38th in the country (121.25 yards allowed per game). An offense that still leads the nation in scoring (55.75 points per game) and total yards (659 per game) without Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon. And the overall attitude of the players.

“I'm really enjoying coaching these guys,” Gundy said. “There's a lot of Xs and Os and strategies that has to go in with the guys we have right now, and that's a fun part for our coaching staff.”