Oklahoma State's decision not to hold a traditional spring game has been met with some criticism. Coach Mike Gundy feels he knows best. Because of the low number of available players for the spring, Gundy doesn't think the fans would get their money's worth out of a ''watered down'' spring game. Oklahoma State instead will hold an ''Orange Blitz,'' a 90-minute practice on April 5 that will be open to the public.
Vanderbilt has finished the past two seasons ranked in the Top 25. Now the Commodores are preparing for spring practice with a new coach in Derek Mason and trying to build off their recent success. ''This unit is a good football unit, they've won games.'' Vanderbilt is coming off a second straight 9-4 season and finished No. 24 in The Associated Press' final ranking, making James Franklin an attractive coaching candidate. Mason was the defensive coordinator at Stanford for the past three seasons.