Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Yurcich reflects on first season

For Yurcich, this season has reminded him of the importance of details. “From a preparation standpoint, every detail has to be covered and talked about, communicated,” he said.
by Gina Mizell Published: December 24, 2013
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It's difficult for Mike Yurcich to quantify how quickly his first season as Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator flew by.

Time is relative, he says.

“When you're falling out of a tree, it seems like the longest two seconds of your life, right?” he said. “When you're having fun, time flies. It's all relative. Personally, I've never experienced three bye weeks before, so that's been a little bit longer.”

At the very least, it's been a season full of moving parts for the Cowboy offense. OSU made key personnel changes at quarterback, running back and along the offensive line. It fought through sputters and introduced new wrinkles like the using Clint Chelf under center near the goal line, handing the ball to fullback Kye Staley and reintroducing two-tight-end sets.

For Yurcich, this season has reminded him of the importance of details.

“From a preparation standpoint, every detail has to be covered and talked about, communicated,” he said.

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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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