Some notable absences at first Holiday Bowl practice
A few regular contributors missed Oklahoma State’s first Holiday Bowl practice in San Diego Thursday evening, and some of them won’t be coming at all.
Receiver Damian Davis
had a flight delay that caused him to miss the workout, and reserve defensive lineman Ahmad Jones
also was late in arriving.
Backup offensive lineman Trent Perkins
and cornerbacks Terrance Anderson
and Markelle Martin
will not be joining the team in San Diego.
"They are just guys who didn’t make the trip,” head coach Mike Gundy
said. "I don’t ever get into reasons why.”
Wet workout for Pokes
OSU’s first practice in San Diego was wetter than expected in typically sunny Southern California.
"We had a driving rain storm — it felt like ‘Forrest Gump’ with the rain coming parallel to the ground,” Gundy joked. "But it didn’t bother the guys. They were in a great frame of mind, and they had a good practice.