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Oklahoma State prepares for Texas A&M's blitz

OSU football notebook: "They blitz a lot," said OSU coach Mike Gundy. "They'll dial up the blitz and bring different pressures."
by John Helsley Modified: September 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm •  Published: September 23, 2010

It's a return trip in some regards, as OSU players also visited the hospital during the summer.


The Cowboys conducted their A&M news conference Thursday, four days early, due to their weeknight game with the Aggies scheduled for next Thursday.

Afterward, they practiced, before breaking for the weekend. Players were given the freedom to go home, while the coaches were taking advantage of the off week to hit the road recruiting.

Everyone is due back Sunday night for the first practice in preparation for A&M.

"Hopefully, it gives the players a chance to relax, concentrate on their books and catch up a little bit," Gundy said. "It's the same thing with the coaches."

The catching up part, that is.

Gundy plans to hit seven schools in Texas, either checking in with current commitments or working on securing new ones for this class or 2012.


Through three games, OSU's offense has piled up impressive numbers.

The Cowboys rank first in passing offense (391.7 yards per game), second in total offense (596), scoring offense (57 points per game) and passing efficiency (187.1 rating).

None of it, however, impresses offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen.

"We don't care about stats," Holgorsen said. "We try to worry about things that matter like third-down conversions and turnovers, red zones and stuff like that. That's what we work on and talk about in practice.

"Being 3-0, that's what matters."

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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