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Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Oklahoma State Completes Second Cotton Bowl Practice

EULESS, Texas – The Oklahoma State football team held its second Texas-based practice for the AT&T Cotton Bowl early Saturday afternoon at Euless Trinity High School. The Cowboys practiced outside in clear, sunny conditions on artificial turf while wearing helmets and pads. Coach Mike Gundy talked with Okstate.com following the workout. His comments:

Coach Mike Gundy
On how the practice went
“We had a good practice today. We had a heavy day with pads and players’ spirits are great. We’ve had a great time so far at the bowl, but they focused in and had a good practice.”

On how he would describe his team to someone who hasn’t seen it play
“I would say we are a sound defense and we’ve improved throughout the year in the kicking game. Offensively, we’ve tried to run the ball and throw the ball down the field, and we’ve accomplished that for the majority of the season.”

On what impresses him about the Cowboys as a whole
“They’ve got good leadership and good work ethic. They’ve gotten better every game since the West Virginia game. That’s all we can ask of them is to improve every day in practice and get better for each game.”

On what impresses him about the defense and the offense
“On defense we’ve been able to force turnovers and take advantage of scoring on defense. On offense we’ve taken care of the ball, for the most part, which gives us a chance to be successful in the end.”

The 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is Friday, Jan. 3 on FOX. Airtime is set for 6:30 p.m. CST with kickoff scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Making their fourth appearances as members of FOX’s broadcast crew, Gus Johnson and Charles Davis will describe all the action and will be joined by Kristina Pink reporting from the sideline. FOX is broadcasting the Classic for the 16th consecutive year.

ESPN Radio returns as the Classic’s national radio partner for a second-straight year. Brad Sham, the “Voice of the Dallas Cowboys,” will partner with Ed Cunningham offering color commentary and Ian Fitzsimmons adding analysis from the sideline to provide the call of the 78th Classic to hundreds of affiliate stations around the country as well as subscribers of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio in the United States and Canada.

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