Gather up your orange and black pompoms everyone the OSU Cowboys football season for 2010 has already taken to the field with great enthusiasm. The Cowboys will open the season against Washington State at Boone Pickens Stadium and will be televised on FSN. In this crazy heat wave that has sat upon Oklahoma has not stopped the Cowboys as OSU began the grueling preseason practice Aug. 6.
OSU’s next two games will have our boys in a battle against Troy on Sept. 11 and then it is time to battle Tulsa on Sept. 18. You will need to be at the Stadium for these two games, as they are not going to be televised. After a bye week the Cowboys will have their first Big 12 Conference test during a Thursday night game against Texas A&M on Sept. 30 and this game will be televised by ESPN.
The Cowboys are coming off a 2009 season in which they finished 9-4 and earned a fourth consecutive postseason bowl berth, the first time in school history the program has achieved that feat.
During Media Day at OSU Boon Pickens Stadium, Coach Gundy spoke to the reports and feels that they are right on schedule. The following is a direct quote from Coach Gundy: "We have a number of young players who are showing signs of having an opportunity to play as freshman. We also have a good group of mature, veteran guys who are performing well at this time. Kendall Hunter is having a good camp. Defensively, Ugo Chinasa has done well these first few days. I like where we're at with Orie Lemon, he's moving around well. The safeties, Markelle (Martin) and Johnny (Thomas) and those guys are performing like we anticipated. I think Quinn (Sharp) has done a nice job punting the ball and Dan Bailey is kicking the ball well.
We're kind of where we need to be although it is still very early. It was good to get out there this morning with some heat, and we had a good two hour and fifteen minute practice. And we're looking forward to getting out there again tomorrow."
So far the Cowboys are doing well in the practices that they have had to date, they are working more on their communication on the field, which seemed to be a bit of a problem last season.
The following link will take you to the OSU Cowboys football schedule for the 2010 season: http://www.okstate.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/okst-m-footbl-spec-rel.html, the one in this schedule everyone needs to mark on their calendar is our Bedlam Game against OU right here in Boone Picken Stadium this year. Our Cowboys will be taking the field against the Boomer Sooners on November 27, 2010! So get your face painted, body painted, tattoos, and dress in your orange and black and watch our boys shut down Oklahoma University!