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Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy said Tyreek Hill took "biggest step" forward at Saturday scrimmage

by Kyle Fredrickson Published: August 9, 2014
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OSU's Tyreek Hill catches a pass during Oklahoma State's Orange Blitz football practice at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, April 5, 2014.
OSU's Tyreek Hill catches a pass during Oklahoma State's Orange Blitz football practice at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, April 5, 2014.

STILLWATER — One of Tyreek Hill’s teammates said the first-year Cowboy had a run during Saturday’s scrimmage that “was almost like one of those high school plays.”

Start near one sideline. Reverse all the way across the field. Dart up the other sideline.

“Coach Singleton about threw his hat off,” wide receiver David Glidden said. “At the same time, I don’t know if (Hill) got touched. He probably would have scored.”

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Hill’s performance was “the biggest step that he’s taken” through summer and fall camp.

“When (Hill) was out there with us in the spring, and I said this, he was still a track guy playing football,” Gundy said. “He showed some signs today of a football player playing football. So I thought it was a really good scrimmage for him.”

The things that stuck out to Gundy on Saturday? Hill fully exerting his energy throughout the 131-play scrimmage, and then returning to the field with the same amount of drive. And Hill’s dedication to refining technical aspects of his potential role next season, like run blocking and route running.

Glidden said he’s also watched Hill progress in those areas and others, including communication with his coaches and teammates.

“When he came in, (Hill) was kind of a shyer guy … but he’s opened up,” Glidden said. “I think he’s starting to feel really comfortable around here with his coaches and his other teammates. We’re trying to make him feel at home.”

by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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