Fall practice updates

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Oklahoma State's fall practices begin Thursday, so I'll link all of the updates here rather than starting new threads for them all.

From Mark Cooper, one freshman who looks in line for early playing time, and what J.D. King's coach noticed about those viral weightlifting videos:

One freshman who already appears destined for playing time in 2018: Safety Jarrick Bernard.

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"He's what you want as a cover guy, he's real long arms and he's pretty fast," Hammerschmidt said. "He's not 4.3 but he's fast enough. He's a real smart kid. He's a veterinary medicine guy, so he wants to be a vet someday so you've got to be smart to do that. He's a great kid. But he's a freshman. He'll play behind Thabo."

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J.D. King even made it to SportsCenter for power cleaning 385 pounds. Seemingly every day, strength and conditioning assistant Gary Calcagno published a new video to Twitter.

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"The best part about the whole thing is how they celebrate," said running backs coach John Wozniak. "They celebrate with the other running backs. That's something that probably got left unsaid about all of that."
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Also, since we took photos from Tuesday's annual assistant coach golf outing, I did a gallery of each of the coaches and included a short profile on each with their Twitter handles.

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More from Mark Cooper: An Oklahoma State football fall camp primer: Position battles and players you will want to keep an eye on

Quarterback: Or is it backup quarterback?

When the gate opens and Oklahoma State sprints onto the Boone Pickens Stadium turf in four weeks, Taylor Cornelius is most likely to take the field with the first-team offense.

Coach Mike Gundy said so in Frisco. Texas, last month. Nothing since then leads anyone to believe that has changed.

That doesn’t mean Cornelius and the other quarterbacks won’t be pushed and prodded over the next few weeks. There’s still a competition this August to determine the hierarchy of quarterbacks on the OSU depth chart.

If Cornelius is No. 1, Spencer Sanders and Dru Brown enter Thursday’s practice Nos. 2a and 2b. It will at least be a fascinating battle to determine who has the upper hand should Cornelius need replacement at some point.
 
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Here's about 40 photos from Thursday's practice.

From Mark Cooper: Last of the quarterbacks to arrive, Dru Brown made it to Oklahoma State in time for Thursday’s first practice. But can he carve out a role in 2018?

STILLWATER — The defensive tackle was Division I-caliber. He weighed close to 300 pounds. None of that mattered to Dru Brown.

As the College of San Mateo players ran sprints one day, the player wasn’t performing up to the program’s standards. Brown told him to pick it up or get out.

“Kid didn’t, and he essentially physically threw the kid off the field, and said that’s not how we do it here,” said Tim Tulloch, College of San Mateo’s head coach. “Everyone on that team would fight for him. He’s just one of those guys. If you could imagine our version, or college level, of what a Drew Brees mentality and mindset is, that’s what type of personality and person he is.”
 
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Observations from Oklahoma State's first practice of fall camp from Mark Cooper:

New defensive ends stand out

Any takeaways from Thursday's open session of practice -- the media got to watch the team stretch, plus the first 20 minutes of drills -- are premature.

The team doesn't even put on pads until Tuesday.

But it was hard not to notice the new defensive linemen as Greg Richmond ran them through drills.

Two newcomers in particular stuck out physically: Mike Scott and Tyler Lacy.
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From Mark Cooper: Only in their second camp, Oklahoma State's sophomores starting to feel like vets around young team

Thabo Mwaniki, a sophomore safety from Denton, Texas, is the second-most experienced player in the safety position group. And the most experienced player at the position, Kenneth Edison-McGruder, spent the last two seasons at linebacker before converting in the spring when Jim Knowles became defensive coordinator.

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There's a similar tug of responsibility for Tylan Wallace, who caught seven passes as a true freshman. Oklahoma State has veterans at inside receiver with Jalen McCleskey and Dillon Stoner, but Wallace and Tyron Johnson are the only outside receivers who saw the field last season.
Mark Cooper is also posted additional fall practice tidbits from photos to video on his Twitter page, so I recommend a follow.
 

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QB: Corn Dog, Brown, RS- Sanders
RB: Hill, King, Hubbard
WR: Stoner, Wolf
WR: McCleskey, Morton
WR: Johnson, Mckaughman
WR: Wallace, Greenwood
CB: Abbott, Finefeuiaki
OL: Jenkins, Anthony
OL: Keyes, Hambright
OL: Wilson, Kegel
OL:Williams, Noel
OL: Galloway, Richards

Cb: Green, balous
Cb: Williams, brown
S: mwakini, Bernard
S: Mcgruder, sterling
S: Green, Rodriguez
Lb: phillips, ogbo
Lb: bundage, Henry
De: walterscheid, Scott
De: Owens, brailford
Dt: Daniels, Smith
Dt: Carter, maile
 

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QB: Corn Dog, Brown, RS- Sanders
RB: Hill, King, Hubbard
WR: Stoner, Wolf
WR: McCleskey, Morton
WR: Johnson, Mckaughman
WR: Wallace, Greenwood
CB: Abbott, Finefeuiaki
OL: Jenkins, Anthony
OL: Keyes, Hambright
OL: Wilson, Kegel
OL:Williams, Noel
OL: Galloway, Richards

Cb: Green, balous
Cb: Williams, brown
S: mwakini, Bernard
S: Mcgruder, sterling
S: Green, Rodriguez
Lb: phillips, ogbo
Lb: bundage, Henry
De: walterscheid, Scott
De: Owens, brailford
Dt: Daniels, Smith
Dt: Carter, maile
Maile is not even on the team.
 

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QB: Corn Dog, Brown, RS- Sanders
RB: Hill, King, Hubbard
WR: Stoner, Wolf
WR: McCleskey, Morton
WR: Johnson, Mckaughman
WR: Wallace, Greenwood
CB: Abbott, Finefeuiaki
OL: Jenkins, Anthony
OL: Keyes, Hambright
OL: Wilson, Kegel
OL:Williams, Noel
OL: Galloway, Richards

Cb: Green, balous
Cb: Williams, brown
S: mwakini, Bernard
S: Mcgruder, sterling
S: Green, Rodriguez
Lb: phillips, ogbo
Lb: bundage, Henry
De: walterscheid, Scott
De: Owens, brailford
Dt: Daniels, Smith
Dt: Carter, maile
Brailford is the most talented d lineman on the team. He's first team all big 12. Maybe it was oversight but he is not a backup.
Hambright is competing with Galloway to win left tackle job. Gonna be close between those two.
 
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Something I've been curious about is Patrick Macon. I know a lot of us had high hopes for him and I know he struggled a bit with the conditioning his first year out here. Any update on how he has been doing?