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August 16, 2013

OSU receiver coach Ray gives receivers extra enthusiasm

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STILLWATER, Okla. —

Ray said he hopes he can help teach fundamentals and make the receiving core stronger.

“We want to teach the guys to be fundamentalist at their position,” Ray said. “I have a lot of high energy and in our group we have a good mix personalities.”

Glidden said along with perfecting fundamentals, Ray wants the receivers to enjoy themselves.

“He just wants us to go out and have fun,” Glidden said. “We sat by him during fan day and a couple of times he brought up ‘just enjoy the moment while you are here. It’s going to go faster than you think it will.’”

Senior Blake Jackson said Ray is someone easy to relate to, since he was a former player.

“It’s easy for us to click right away,” Jackson said. “He can tell us about his past experiences and how we can learn from his experiences and keep from making silly mistakes.”

This season, the receivers said they should have improved chemistry as they have a better idea of who’s going to throw them passes with only Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh competing for the starting job — compared to last year when Wes Lunt was also competing.

“We are a family in the receivers’ room,” Jackson said. “We love our quarterbacks. We block for each other, we go to war with each other. We are as close as we can get. With coach Ray being here for the whole spring, us being familiar with coach (Kasey) Dunn already and J.W. and Clint having experience last year, it feels like it’s complete and all ready to go now.”

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