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Rainy weather no concern for Mike Gundy during Oklahoma State scrimmage

by Gina Mizell Modified: April 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm •  Published: April 4, 2013

Rain pounded much of Oklahoma on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving Oklahoma State wet and chilly conditions for a 115-play scrimmage Wednesday afternoon.

Coach Mike Gundy said he never considered postponing practice and actually welcomed the elements.

“We have to be able to function on offense and execute in all conditions,” Gundy said. “(Wednesday was) a good day to practice our offense. Quarterbacks have to think through their philosophy. If the rain’s coming down, maybe you don’t throw the ball down the field as far, but you have to be able to manage the game and get the ball in the hands okf the guys that can make plays.”

Gundy added that even if the OSU’s new indoor facility, which is nearing completion, had been finished, the Cowboys still would have practiced outside.

“The indoor facility will provide us with a place to go for heat in the summer, which is more dangerous than this, and lightning,” Gundy said. “It’s 42 degrees and raining. We’d have to play a game if it was 42 degrees and raining.”


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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