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Oklahoma State football Q&A: Mustang's David Glidden embracing leadership role

On a young team entering the season, the junior from Mustang has grown since his freshman year that saw the Cowboys play Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl.
by Jacob Unruh Published: August 2, 2014

— Oklahoma State’s David Glidden is now a veteran.

On a young team entering the season, the junior from Mustang has grown since his freshman year that saw the Cowboys play Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl.

Now he’s expected to become a leader for OSU this season, and he's embraced that role entering the season.

Glidden talked with The Oklahoman about his role, the team’s wide receivers and more at Saturday’s Media Day.

Q: With such a young team, what are you doing to show improved leadership?

A: I’ve always been a guy that believes you lead by example more than your word. A lot of guys can go out there and do the hoorah stuff and everything, but your action is what shows up the most. I try to do the little things, running on the field in between the white lines. You’re always running instead of walking. Anytime guys look like they’re lost and looking for something to do, I’m more of a guy to pull somebody aside and if they look down try to pick them up and encourage them.

With all of the experience returning at receiver, how does the unit look so far?

Special. Very talented. We don’t have any seniors that are coming back. The guys are experienced. Jhajuan (Seales) and (Austin) Hays, he missed last year but he knows the offense in and out like a lot of these guys do. All of these guys are smart but at the same time we’re still just learning.

Overall, I’d say it’s about as talented of a group I’ve seen since I’ve been here. My first year we got here, (Justin) Blackmon and those guys were here in the Fiesta Bowl year. It’s going to be a special group.

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