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OSU football notebook: Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich fired up

The Oklahoma State coach is excited to start working with freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph.
by Berry Tramel Published: March 23, 2014


photo - Oklahoma State football offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich speaks during a press conference before the start of spring football practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., on Monday, March 10, 2014.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State football offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich speaks during a press conference before the start of spring football practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., on Monday, March 10, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

CONNELLY FITTING IN

Yurcich said he’s worked with new offensive line coach Bob Connelly “every day since he’s been hired. Just been trying to get on the same page and talk. Look at as much film as we can and break it down. Those are really important things to do when you get any coach that’s new to the program.”

Joe Wickline, the last of Mike Gundy’s original 2005 OSU staff, resigned in January to join Charlie Strong’s new Texas staff. Connelly, who was fired by Arizona State after the 2012 season and coached in high school last season, arrived in Stillwater in February.

“It seems to be going very well,” Gundy said. “He's experienced in coaching at a high level, and he understands our tempo, our style of offense. He has the same schemes and the same philosophy with what we think is best for Oklahoma State's offense. I like his work habits. He's from Texas, and he's recruited from Texas. There were a lot of things that he brought to the table that really fit our program.”