Quarterback Decision Huge For Oklahoma State Cowboys

By Andy Schmidt
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

There are teams that have dilemmas as college football’s spring practices continue. You could look at the Oklahoma State Cowboys as one of those teams. The Cowboys finished 8-5 last season while using a three-headed monster of Clint Chelf, J.W. Walsh and Wes Lunt at quarterback. Oklahoma State needs to avoid injuries this season so they can stick with just one quarterback this time around.

The three quarterbacks each got a ton of playing time last season because of injuries all around, but you have to think that Lunt has the inside track heading into 2013. He was the starter to begin the 2012 season before getting hurt in the third game. Lunt returned only to get hurt again. Chelf played well down the stretch and into the bowl game, but Lunt seems to be the one that head coach Mike Gundy favors. Oklahoma State scored over 45 points a game last year, even with their struggles, and I have to believe that the team could do about the same or even better if they can stick to one quarterback this year.

Josh Stewart also returns at wide receiver after having 101 catches last year, and that weapon will only increase what the Cowboys will do in 2013. This is going to be a very difficult decision for Gundy and the rest of the coaching staff because you don’t want to make the wrong choice and doom the team’s chances at making a run at a national championship. I think it will be Lunt that begins the season with the starting job, but it sounds like a very fluid situation that must be resolved without a rotation going on.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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