OSU Football: Gundy Previews Upcoming Game Against Pittsburgh


Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 4:41 pm
By: News On 6


Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy sat down with Cowboy radio voice Dave Hunziker Tuesday night at Chick-Fil-A for his weekly coach's show. Gundy and Hunziker discussed last week's game against Central Michigan and previewed this Saturday's matchup with Pittsburgh.

On resetting after the loss to Central Michigan:

"It's been a little different. I was glad to get back out to practice today. Really for all of us, to get work Sunday, then meet with the team, have a little practice, do a little game-planning yesterday and more game-planning today, being out there with the team was certainly worth the time to clear our minds. The guys practiced well today. Getting back into a normal week is good after a game like Saturday."

On what improvements he's noticed from the offensive line:

"I think we were a little better last game, but we abandoned the run a little too quickly. It's easy to look back and say you would have done one thing different or another thing different, but we had two technical missed assignments in the run game and two in protections. Last year, we averaged about four a game in the run game, so we've improved a little bit. We'll know a lot more on Oct. 1 about where we're at.

"(Pittsburgh) is a very physical, Pennsylvania style of team. They have a big, strong, physical running game and they go against it every game. I think they've got three guys playing on defense that will get drafted. I think they've got two guys on offense (that will get drafted) too. They believe in that physical style of play. It will be a real challenge for our guys in the running game, but we'll find out where we're at pretty quick."

On defending Pittsburgh's offense:

"They do a lot of motion, a lot of shifting, moving tight ends. They do some fly motion and do a few things different. It's a power running game, but it's a little unusual. It takes a lot of work. We worked hard on it today, and we'll have to put a lot of time into it over the next two days to try to get prepared."