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Gundy won’t name starter at QB until kickoff of opener

Oklahoma St Spring Football AP

For those wondering who will be under center when Oklahoma State opens the 2013 regular season, you’ll have to wait until, literally, minutes before the new campaign starts.

Speaking at the Big 12 media days Monday, Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy said he will not name a starter at quarterback until shortly before the kickoff of OSU’s opener against Mississippi State Aug. 31 in Houston.  While Clint Chelf (pictured, No. 10), who started the final five games of the 2012 season, entered spring practice as the No. 1 quarterback, Gundy would not name either him or J.W. Walsh (pictured, No. 4) as the starter exiting spring.

In the hopes of maintaining some type of tactical advantage over their non-conference SEC foe, Gundy will keep it that way right up to the last minute.

“We’ll need to use every advantage we have given ourselves an opportunity to win that game,” Gundy said.

Wes Lunt, who started five games for OSU last year, was part of a three-man competition at the position before he transferred from the football program and ultimately landed at Illinois.

The fact that Gundy will wait until late August to tab a starter is not exactly a shocker, at least based on his own words coming out of the spring sessions.

We are not really going to talk about that from this point on,” Gundy said in April. “There is no reason for us to talk about what our quarterback situation is. I think we have been very open about it throughout the spring. Our players have been very open about it.”

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1 Response to “Gundy won’t name starter at QB until kickoff of opener”
  1. gopokes0714 says: Jul 22, 2013 7:59 PM

    As a fan I want to know, but I completely agree with Gundy. Why show your hand before you have to, for the media? I like that he plays it close to the vest. Besides, it isn’t exactly a new tactic, he did it last year too.

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