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OSU football notebook: Chase Rome commits to Cowboys

Oklahoman Modified: March 31, 2009 at 12:58 am •  Published: March 31, 2009
uot;I want to let them get tired and see if they can make a play.”

With a 50-play scrimmage set for last Friday’s practice, which was rained out, Gundy decided to use Monday’s practice time for some live action.

"We had a pretty physical practice for the last 60 or 70 plays,” the coach said. "It went well. The defense forced some turnovers, which is good.”

Gundy mentioned the play of a few specific players from the scrimmage, including safety Victor Johnson, linebacker Donald Booker, cornerback Terrance Anderson, receiver Hubert Anyiam,) and running backs Beau Johnson and Kye Staley.

Gundy wasn’t the only one pleased with the defensive performance.

"(Defensive coordinator Bill) Young sounded pretty excited when he talked to us after the scrimmage,” senior linebacker Andre Sexton said. "He said we didn’t come out good, but we did finish, and that’s our motto. We got some turnovers — two interceptions and a fumble. You heard some pops, so no one was backing down from hits.

"We’ve got a lot to build on from our first scrimmage. I think we’re heading in the right direction.”