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Cowboys start spring ball with only five returning starters

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STILLWATER, Okla. - The Oklahoma State football team practiced for the first time this spring season on Monday.

OSU is allowed to participate in 15 practices by the NCAA, the final practice is scheduled for April 10.

The Cowboys will not hold their traditional spring game this year, instead Mike Gundy's team will hold an open practice for fans to watch on Saturday.

Gundy said, having the extra practice rather than having an actual spring game will better prepare his team for their season opener versus, the defending national champions, Florida State on August 30.

The Pokes will be thin in numbers this spring after losing nine starters on offense and eight on defense.

Five different players have already enrolled for the spring semester and are practicing with the team.

Among the five early enrollees is former South Carolina high school quarterback Mason Rudolph, who is already drawing lots of buzz from OSU fans.

Here's Gundy, OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and several Cowboys on how spring football's going.