July 25, 2006

Pokes relying on seniors

KANSAS CITY - Last year, Mike Gundy was somewhat of a prognosticator. He just wishes he hadn't been.

"I had a really good feel for who we were as a team," Gundy said. "Some of the concerns, unfortunately came true. I was concerned about being young at quarterback, playing a freshman center, so on and so forth."

Those issues, in part, led to a 4-and-7 season in Gundy's first year at the helm in Stillwater. This time around, Gundy was asked what concerned him about his second Oklahoma State squad.

"I am a little bit concerned about playing with freshman offensive guards. We are experienced at the two tackle positions, somewhat experience at center with David Washington, who played as a freshman last year."

"We are somewhat experienced at quarterback, wide receiver, tailback where Mike Hamilton played as a freshman and ran for almost a thousand yards, experienced at tight end, but we're going to have to play with guys at two guards spots that haven't played at this level," Gundy said.

"We are more athletic at linebacker and in the secondary, but we'll have to play with some guys that haven't played. Jacob Lacey is playing corner for us, Andre Sexton is a redshirt freshman that didn't play last year and he's going to start at safety for us."

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