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August 14, 2009

Cowboys not thinking about Bulldogs ... yet

Officially, the Oklahoma State Cowboys haven’t started game planning for the season opener on Sept. 5 in Boone Pickens Stadium against the Georgia Bulldogs.

But that’s not to say that Georgia red isn’t a prevailing theme as the Cowboys enter the second week of fall camp. With the opener still over three weeks away, the Bulldogs aren’t too far away in everybody’s minds, especially those who played in the 35-14 loss to Georgia two years ago in Athens, Ga.

“For me being a verteran that I am I kind of understand what’s coming to me now,” OSU senior corneback Perrish Cox said. “I understand the whole atmosphere and I tell the other players, ‘we’re going into a big game, we did this two years ago against Georgia at their stadium.’ And we know this is going to be a nationwide game so I’m better prepared this time.”

OSU coach Mike Gundy said game planning will start about two weeks out from the contest. Inbetween, though, are at least two scrimmages and plenty of practice time.

OSU senior linebacker Andre Sexton said for him there’s even more of an overriding feeling about the first game.

“We’ve been hungry, anxious to get back out there because we ended our bowl game on a bad note,” he said. “Right now we’re anxious to get back out there and get another win under belt and we know how much momentum this game can carry into the Big 12 season and doing what we’re trying to accomplish, and that’s the Big 12 championship.”

Thursday marked the Cowboys’ second and last two-a-days practice. OSU will practice today and hold a closed scrimmage Satuday from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The team will then have two days, including Monday when the fall semester starts.

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