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Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich embraces first bowl experience

by Gina Mizell Modified: December 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm •  Published: December 20, 2013

Oklahoma State coach Mike Yurcich. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State coach Mike Yurcich. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman

Finishing the season in a bowl game has become a regular occurrence for Oklahoma State players and coaches, with the Cowboys’ Cotton Bowl matchup against Missouri marking their eighth consecutive bowl appearance.

But for first-year offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, this is a brand new experience.

He played football at Division II’s California University of Pennsylvania and coached almost exclusively in lower-level football — other than two seasons as a graduate assistant at Indiana that did not finish with bowl games — before coming to OSU.

Will he allow himself to take it all in?

“Yeah, absolutely,” he said. “I love everything about it. The preparation that we’re able to have and being able to practice for it and being able to go down there in Dallas, it’s gonna be a fun event.”


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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