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High Noon Highlights (8/27): Brock Martin on fatherhood, Gundy’s Thursday press conference

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Brock Martin takes on fatherhood:

This off season Brock Martin and his long-time girlfriend welcomed their first born son. The O’ Colly wrote a great piece on how that has changed Martin and how it has shaped his goals for the season.

“They’re whys, but it’s not like a reason to come out here and really go to work every day. I can just feel the way that I took care of things after he came along, or when he started to come along when she was pregnant, I really just kind of locked everything in.

“He is my why. He always will be from here on out, with her. So that’s what I needed.” {O”Colly}

Gundy excited for special teams:

At Thursday press conference, Head Coach Mike Gundy said he feels really good about where his special teams guys are at. With the return of some key folks, and players like Brennan Presley showing promise as returners, theres a lot to be excited for.

“With our depth we have a lot of athletic six-foot to six-foot-two athletes that can run and get down and cover, so I feel we should be good on special teams,” Gundy said. “We have our kicker back, we have Tom (Hutton) back as the punter, and we have our deep snapper back and he is probably going to play in the NFL.”

Today’s (Thursday) practice is a heavy special teams workday. The Cowboys are in a modified game week with practice routine. They are heavier than normal on a Thursday because there is no game this Saturday, but Gundy made it clear today was full of special teams work. {PokesReports}.

Cowgirl Soccer player scores first career goal:

If there’s a game to score your first goal in a Cowgirl uniform, it’s Bedlam. Summer Chaffin sent a left side shot past the Sooner goalkeeper in last night 2-0 Bedlam victory. As one can imagine Chaffin’s emotions were running wild.

“I honestly almost started crying on the field,” Chaffin said. “The fact that I was on the field starting the game was really emotional for me already. But then to get my first career goal in a Bedlam game as well… I kind of blacked out in the moment.” {O’Colly}

What an introduction to the Oklahoma State fanbase. Congrats to Summer!

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