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Oklahoma State football: Reviews mixed on 'Orange Blitz' format

Coach Mike Gundy was happy with the way the event turned out for his team, but some fans still want to have a traditional spring game.
By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman Published: April 5, 2014

“It just wasn’t as exciting for the fans because there wasn’t a score,” Owens said. “When people come to see it, I think they like to see points on the board.”

Despite that, it wasn’t all bad for Owens.

“The interaction after, kids getting the autographs, I thought that was nice touch,” Owens said.

From a player’s perspective, running back Desmond Roland is sitting out the spring after shoulder surgery, but said he still wanted a game setting.

“I feel like we should still have spring game,” Roland said. “That’s what we enjoy, coming out, wearing the jerseys, having a game feeling.”

Overall reviews were mixed, much like Gundy’s outlook for the future of spring football at OSU. Gundy said next year, a smaller senior class would make numbers favorable for a spring game. At the same time, he prefers the Orange Blitz format, and if OSU retains large senior classes, it might make sense to do it again.

“I think it’s better, the way we did it today,” Gundy said. “And hopefully we’ll have this issue again, four or five years from now.”

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