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OSU hosts fans, media to cap busy first week

STILLWATER  Oklahoma State University's football team capped a busy first week of practice with Fan Appreciation and Media Day all wrapped up into one hectic afternoon.

Most of the fans who showed up were eager to see the season start and two of the biggest areas that are drawing questions are the offensive line and defense.

The offensive line, even after losing a couple of prospects, seems to have come around under the direction of new offensive line coach Josh Henson.

Head Coach Mike Gundy was asked about that unit and he seems to be happy with the way it is coming around.

"There's no substitute for experience. We've talked about Shane Richards and Dylan Galloway, but Aaron Cochran has played 20 games in the Pac-12 for Cal," Gundy said. "(Brad) Lundblade has been around. (Zach) Crabtree has been around. And when we talk about experienced players, we're talking about guys that have played on the road in tough spots when it's hot and loud and everything is going against you, and they've still found ways to be successful.

"It helps that we have those guys who have been around. The younger guys don't quite understand what it takes in those situations yet so it helps to have those veteran guys."

One of the defensive linemen who goes against the offensive line is Jarrell Owens and he's confident.

"They come out each and every practice and practice hard since I've been here," Owens said of the offensive line. " They always come out and have an edge to them."

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