After nearly a week off for finals — where coaches spent the bulk of the time on the recruiting trail — Oklahoma State returned to practice mode Friday.
Following the 90-minute workout, OSU then got the weekend off. The Cowboys will then stage seven or eight practices, beginning Monday, before breaking for Christmas. Then they will reconvene in Dallas on Dec. 28 to begin their final preparations for the Cotton Bowl against Missouri on Jan. 3.
Coach Mike Gundy admitted Friday that some players were still trying to rebound emotionally following a crushing Bedlam loss that cost OSU the Big 12 title.
“They have to understand the good news is we get to play another game,” Gundy said. “We get to go out as a group and play a very talented team … and so-called redeem themselves and go out and have some fun and play a quality team in a great bowl game.”