Weather Brings Energy to Stillwater

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:25 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 24, 2010 10:9 PM CDT

Two days off, cooler temperatures and the start of fall classes seemed to have done the Cowboys some good.&#160; <BR/>Despite rain that moved through the Stillwater area, the Cowboys were able to utilize the practice fields east of Gallagher-Iba arena rather than being forced to move to the turf of Boone Pickens Stadium.<BR/>We were in Stillwater after Tuesday nights practice.&#160; <BR/>Mike Gundy said the weather made a difference in practice and that he hopes his team can carry that over to when its 100 degrees.<BR/>Gundy, offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen and quarterback Brandon Weeden all agreed that the dropped passes that plagued the Cowboys in last Saturdays scrimmage were corrected in Tuesdays practice.&#160; <BR/>Much of the offensive attention this preseason has focused on new offensive coordinator Holgorsen, new quarterback Weeden and the need for depth at wide receiver.&#160; Not much has been said about the offensive line which returns only one starter in Lane Taylor.<BR/>When I asked Holgorsen Tuesday if he is comfortable with the players he has up front, he said, &quot;Im pleased where theyre at, Im pleased with their effort.&#160; Theyve done a good job picking it up from an assignment standpoint.&#160; Now weve just got to get them better at it.&quot;<BR/>Classes started on Monday in Stillwater.&#160; You would think that the start of classes means that the players have even less time on their hands.&#160; I asked linebacker Orie Lemon if that is the case.&#160; He replied with just the opposite and indicated that he now has time to watch film and things like that.&#160; Preseason camp kept him so busy that he had no time for such things.<BR/><BR/>