OSU football: Mike Gundy praises Mike Yurcich's personality at OKC caravan stop

New Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has been lauded for the crazy numbers the offenses at Shippensburg put up under his direction. He's been credited with speeding up the tempo even more at OSU. But Gundy praised Yurcich's demeanor while adjusting to the Cowboy program.
by Gina Mizell Published: August 5, 2013


photo - New offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich gives instructions to the quarterbacks at practice on August 2, 2013 in preparation for the fall season. Yurcich is taking over offensive coordinator duties from departing coach Todd Monken. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
New offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich gives instructions to the quarterbacks at practice on August 2, 2013 in preparation for the fall season. Yurcich is taking over offensive coordinator duties from departing coach Todd Monken. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman

New Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has been lauded for the crazy numbers the offenses at Shippensburg put up under his direction. He's been credited with speeding up the tempo even more at OSU.

Yet at Sunday's Oklahoma City Caravan stop, OSU coach Mike Gundy praised Yurcich's demeanor while adjusting to the Cowboy program.

“He allowed Clint (Chelf) and J.W. (Walsh) — and at that time, Wes (Lunt) — to teach him the offense,” Gundy said, “which is the same thing Brandon Weeden did with Todd Monken. It's important to bring a guy in that's willing to sit back and listen and learn.

“He's in a tough situation, coming into a program that's been in the top 10 in the country in offense (five of the last six) years. That's a lot of pressure, and he's handled it really well.”

GUNDY LOOKING FOR YOUNG RUNNING BACKS TO EMERGE

Jeremy Smith is primed to be the Cowboys' No. 1 running back in 2013, bringing skill, experience and more than 1,400 yards of production into his senior season.

Behind Smith are two players with little meaningful game experience in Desmond Roland and Caleb Muncrief and two incoming freshmen in Corion Webster and Rennie Childs.

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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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