OSU Football Notebook: Zac Robinson not back, yet

BRANDON CHATMON Modified: August 23, 2009 at 10:14 am •  Published: August 13, 2009
Standout quarterback Zac Robinson was held out of practice for the fourth straight day Wednesday. The senior has a slight pull in his lower leg just behind the knee.

"He’s doing better,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "We probably won’t work him out until after the scrimmage (on Saturday). One reason is we want to make sure he’s up and running when he gets back. The No. 2 (reason) is this is good teaching and learning experience for these other guys.”

Brandon Weeden and Alex Cate are battling for the backup quarterback job. Robinson’s absence has allowed Gundy to get a closer look at both backups and select a clear-cut No. 2.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
The OSU players and coaches ended practice by singing happy birthday to Gundy, who turned 42 on Wednesday. When asked if he feels any older he said: "Actually I feel a lot younger. I went on a little longer run today just to make myself feel better.”

MOORE MIGHT PLAY AS FRESHMAN
One of the early surprises of OSU’s preseason camp has been former Tulsa Union standout Tracy Moore.