Spring ball is regarded by most coaches as a time to get back in the swing of things, get your young guys some quality reps, and to get any new staff members acclimated to the way you do things between the white lines.
At Oklahoma State, Mike Gundy is doing all three of those things. With a new offensive coordinator in Mike Yurcich already on campus, and new defensive backs coach Tim Duffie reporting tomorrow, the new faces will have to get quickly acclimated to the tempo and structure of things in Stillwater.
Spring is also time to evaulate a lot of things. For Mike Gundy, the two most important things that him and his staff evaluate may surprise you.
"Attitude and body language are the two most important things that we do every day." Gundy said after practice.
"I was impressed with that today. Of course we had some guys line up wrong and we need to throw and catch better and be in the right spot on defense, but that's what spring ball is for. Get those young guys quality reps, but their attitude and body language were a positive."
Gundy added that the new hires did really well their first day on the field, and they will continue to adjust to the Cowboys practice tempo throughout the spring.