It appears that Mike Gundy is telling one of his undecided players to either split or get off the pot.
Late last month, speculation began swirling that Daxx Garman had quit the Oklahoma State football team and was going to transfer from the Cowboys. OSU officials declined to address Garman’s status moving forward, saying only that the issue won’t be discussed until March 9.
That is this coming Monday, which, in the mind of the Cowboys’ head coach, is D-Day as far as Garman is concerned.
“He’s got some decisions to make,” Gundy told FOX Sports Southwest. “He could very well be with us or he could decide, ‘Hey, I want an opportunity to go and be the main guy at another school,’ so we just kind of have to play it by ear and see how it works. …
“He’s got to decide what he wants to do for his career and we’ve asked him to do that before spring ball starts, so we’ll know something from him the first of the week.”
The Cowboys open spring practice this coming week.
Garman replaced J.W. Walsh, who sustained a season-ending leg injury in Week 2, and started the next eight games at quarterback last season before going down with a concussion in a Nov. 15 loss to Texas. Freshman Mason Rudolph replaced Walsh against Baylor and, in three starts, led the Cowboys to at least 28 points in going 2-1, including a 30-21 win over Washington in the Cactus Bowl that saw him pass for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Because of that three-game stretch — and because a Garman-led offense failed to score more than 27 points in five of eight starts — Rudolph is widely viewed as the overwhelming favorite fto win the starting job heading into spring practice.
Coming out of high school in Southlake, Tex., as a three-star prospect, Garman originally signed with Arizona in 2011. He announced in December of that year that he would be transferring from the Wildcats to the Cowboys.