ANTONIO – The Oklahoma State football team arrived in San Antonio Thursday to begin preparation for its matchup with Arizona in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
The Cowboys touched down in San Antonio at approximately 11 a.m., and were welcomed to the hotel by a live mariachi band and numerous members of the Alamo Bowl staff and volunteers plus several Oklahoma State fans and well-wishers. After settling in to their rooms, the Pokes gathered together for meetings and then headed to their practice site and took the field in shorts for a light practice following by a period of running.
“Everybody made it except we’re short two players who didn’t pass the six hours,” coach Mike Gundy said. “Everybody else made it safe. It wasn’t anything due to travel. It was just the two guys who didn’t pass the six hours, Marc Yerry and Quinn Sharp. Everybody else is here and healthy. Justin Blackmon’s practicing and Brandon Weeden too.”
Gundy was asked what his plan was with Sharp and Yerry out for the game.
“Dan Bailey will do our kicking and either Dan or Michael Reichenstein will do our punting and we worked on that a little bit today,” Gundy said. “Andrew Suter has done the snapping all year, so we should be in the flow there.”
Gundy also addressed a death in the football family.
“We got here today and coach Gunter Brewer’s mom passed away, so he took off,” Gundy said. “We got here and as he was getting settled, he got a phone call, so he and his family are going to Mississippi to be with their family. Other than that, we’re on our normal routine. We had a good practice and we’ve got the fellas back so everything is as it should be.”
The Cowboys hold their second practice early tomorrow afternoon before a team visit to Sea World when their work is done.