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August 11, 2012

3 p.m. Sports Minute

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State has what many in the country as the best cornerback tandem in Justin Gilbert - the Fiesta Bowl Most Valuable Player - and Brodrick Brown.

There is also some talent behind the duo, though recovery from injuries is going to be key. Devin Hedgepeth is coming back from an injury during the Texas A&M game last season that knocked him out for the remainder of the year.

"Devin is progressing well. He's out practicing. He's going through individual and seven-on-seven. He's out moving around," OSU cornerbacks coach Jason Jones said Friday, as the Cowboys held their first two-a-day of practice. "He's taking it slow and just working back in. He's looking well.

"Right now, if I'd compare him to where he was, I'd say he's about 50 percent. He's coming out of his breaks and he's planting on that foot and things like that, which is good. As it continues to progress in his rehab, he'll be back to his normal self."

Hedgepeth's return will be key in claiming the cornerbacks as not just one of the most talented, but also deepest, positions on the squad.

"We have a good group of quality young men who are going to do the right things on the field and do the right things off the field," Jones said. "All of them can run. They vary in size, where some are bigger than others, but it is a deep group."

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