OSU finished its two-a-day workouts Thursday, just two days after the first. With school due to start Monday, the Cowboys were limited to just the pair of two-a-day practice days this preseason.
Zac Robinson missed them all. The quarterback, suffering from a hamstring pull, was held out of action for the fifth straight day and will sit out Saturday’s major scrimmage, mostly as a precaution. Coach Mike Gundy will use the scrimmage to further monitor a battle between backup quarterbacks Alex Cate and Brandon Weeden that has so far produced no leader. "Zac could practice tomorrow, but I don’t want him to,” Gundy said. "There’s no reason to. I want those backups to have to run the offense.” Robinson will bide his time until cleared to return. "I feel a little better,” he said. "It’s getting better every day. I’ll be ready to go whenever they tell me to. "I know by game time I’ll be ready.” Senior running back Beau Johnson sat out Thursday’s evening workout with a foot injury, but he is expected to practice today.
COVER ’BOYSOSU’s place on one of four Sports Illustrated College Football Preview regional covers continues to create a buzz in Stillwater. And beyond? Magazines featuring Robinson and center Andrew Lewis were shipped to 10 states, including the recruiting hotbed of Texas. Gundy wonders if the impact might extend beyond athletics. "It’ll be a great marketing feature for our university,” Gundy said.