Former OSU star quarterback Brandon Weeden visited practice Thursday and was impressed with the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility.
“This is first class,” Weeden said. “I can’t imagine much being any better than this around the country. This is a first-class facility, everything about it. It’s obviously everything we need and we’ve needed it for a while. We’re fortunate to have a place this nice.”
Weeden has spent the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns but recently signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
“I hadn’t been up here in a while,” Weeden said. “I had some friends in town who wanted to get out and play a little golf and I figured, ‘While I’m up here I might as well come watch them practice.’ It’s been kind of an unfortunate deal I haven’t been able to get up with my schedule. I wanted to see this indoor and see how things were going.”
GUNDY TALKS GARMAN
OSU quarterback Daxx Garman hasn’t played football since 2009, at Jones High School. Garman moved to Texas and was ineligible as a senior at Southlake Carroll. Garman signed with Arizona and redshirted the 2011 season. He transferred to OSU and sat out the 2012 season. As a third-year sophomore in 2013, Garman was the Cowboys’ third-team quarterback but didn’t play.
“He’s an accurate thrower and he’s starting to understand the game,” said OSU coach Mike Gundy. “He works hard at it and he spins the ball really nice.
“The one thing that’s happened to him is he’s not really played competitively for a number of years … Now that it’s kind of his turn, he’s starting to get back into the role and understanding. He’s out there getting action and I see kind of a little bit of a gleam in his eye.”
GUNDY LAUDS D-ENDS
Despite the loss of Tyler Johnson from the 2013 team, defensive end is one of the deeper positions for the Cowboys this spring.
Jimmy Bean started, and Sam Wren and Emmanuel Ogbah played extensively, and Trace Clark made an impression.
“Vili (Leveni, a redshirt freshman) has played some at end and moved down some based on the package we’re using,” Gundy said. “But Sam Wren and Trace Clark, those guys are really showing up because they’re experienced players. They’ve got to make plays for us, and I think they will because they have played in games.”