OSU football: Mike Gundy excited by team's 'energy and discipline'
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy isn’t the type to offer his thoughts on the potential of his players, or to throw hefty expectations on the team in the preseason.
But he likes what he sees.
“We have a number of veteran players. We’ve got guys who can make plays,” Gundy said on Monday. “I think it’s like any other season. You get ready to go, you play hard, you hope that your team stays healthy and gives you a chance to compete with the best players every Saturday.”
The Cowboys have been ranked in the teens in a variety of preseason publications -- including No. 15 in the Associated Press preseason top 25 released Monday -- and are regarded as one of the top contenders to make the Big 12 title game.
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“I’m excited about the energy and discipline of our team at this point, which usually leads to us having a successful season,” Gundy said.
Helping the preseason along, Gundy says football life is starting to feel more normal.
“It gets a little bit closer every day to playing a football game,” he said. “Players are in a routine with school and practice and homework, so it seems like it’s getting to be somewhat normal around here, which is refreshing.
“The players’ effort has been really good, so we’re just moving along day to day.”