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.