Lacey impressing coachesEntering fall camp, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knew he had talent and depth at cornerback. He just didn't know which players would step to the front as starters. But senior Jacob Lacey, who in the summer was the fastest player on the team, has come through the early days of camp as a reliable player in the Cowboy secondary. On Saturday, Lacey returned an interception for a touchdown. "He's played really well,” Gundy said. "He's been a leader in camp. He's finally matured, and I feel like he can be a really good corner in this league.” Junior-college transfer Maurice Gray started opposite Lacey at cornerback Saturday. Perrish Cox, Terrance Anderson and true freshman Markelle Martin are also in the cornerback rotation. •Day off: After holding 12 workouts in 10 days, the Cowboys got their first day off Sunday. They'll return to the practice field this evening, and they have only one two-a-day session remaining, on Tuesday. All remaining practices are closed to fans, and it is expected that future scrimmages will be closed as well. •Pullman or Beijing? Washington State receiver Jeshua Anderson probably isn't too excited to be going through fall camp as the Cougars prepare for the season opener Aug. 30 against Oklahoma State. The 6-foot-2, 184-pound sophomore would rather be in Beijing with the U.S. Olympic track team. Anderson, the NCAA champion in 400-meter hurdles, finished ninth and failed to qualify for the Olympics at the U.S. trials in July. •Troy trash talk: Troy has plenty of tough games on its schedule, including LSU and Ohio State, the participants in last year's BCS title game, but that didn't prevent Oklahoma State from becoming a topic of conversation at the Trojans' annual media day Saturday. Troy head coach Larry Blakeney was asked if he thought the Cowboys would be looking for revenge for last year's 41-23 loss at Troy. "They might have a bonfire and burn some of T. Boone's money to get ready for the game,” Blakeney said, referring to Boone Pickens.