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Modified: September 16, 2008 at 3:47 pm •  Published: September 16, 2008

/> "It gives us an opportunity to go evaluate some local talent,” co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said. "And with an off week, it gives you a chance to get further out, see some games on Thursdays and Fridays, then travel back on the weekend.”

OSU has five non-binding verbal commitments with approximately 20 scholarships to give in the 2009 recruiting class.

•Injury report: Gundy expects all his players suffering from minor injuries to be back at practice late this week.

"We'll get those guys back at practice in the latter part of the week,” Gundy said. "Hopefully, we'll get them back to 100 percent by Monday.

Defensive tackle Jeray Chatham and receivers Artrell Woods and Damian Davis sat out Saturday's 57-13 win over Missouri State with minor injuries.

By Scott Wright and Mike Baldwin