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April 13, 2014

OSU defense makes strides in spring drills

STILLWATER — When the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team takes the field in the fall, there will be several new faces on defense. Over the course of the spring, the new players are making strides.

“We got a lot done. I’m still not happy, but we got a lot done,” defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. “There was some improvement made – a lot of it – mostly in the tough situations we put them in, some adversity that happened and watching and studying and seeing yourself on tape and realizing what you think you’re doing and what you’re actually doing doesn’t match up sometimes, our perception of what we are and then what we are accomplishing is a lot different.”

The Cowboys lost seven starters from last season’s 10-3 team that earned a berth in the Cotton Bowl. OSU’s secondary will be replacing three starters. Coach Mike Gundy said they are making strides but still have things to work out before the Aug. 30 game against Florida State.

“The corners, I’m pretty comfortable with,” Gundy said. “They are experienced and veteran players. The safeties have talent but they are young. ... They will have o develop as the season goes along.”

Spencer said he is definitely going to have to count on some young players in situations next season.

“The safeties are all either redshirt freshmen or sophomores,” Spencer said. “We have some new guys coming in, that we are looking forward to seeing compete.”

Peterson said the secondary has gotten a lot better after the last practice of the spring on Friday, than they were on the first day.

“When we first started it was kind of raw because not everyone knew each other,” Peterson said. “As a whole we’ve really grown together.”

Peterson said he is looking forward to being the leader next season after being the one that looked up to players like Justin Gilbert and Daytawion Lowe.

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