STILLWATER, Okla. - When the 2012 season ended, Oklahoma State had finished with a disappointing 8-5 record but the Cowboys felt good about their quarterback position.
Why? Because THREE different players at that marquee spot in the lineup won Big 12 games.
When the season was over, senior Clint Chelf, who started last season #3 on the depth chart, was the starter for the final five games including a 58-14 rout of Purdue in the “Heart of Dallas” bowl.
Then spring practice came and went and things started to change.
Wes Lunt, the sophomore who had started the 2012 season, decided being #3 on the spring depth chart was too big a battle for him.
Plus, the kid from Rochester, IL was a little homesick so he transferred to Illinois.
At the time, after the Spring Game, head coach Mike Gundy said Chelf was still his guy and it was the Enid native’s job to lose in the fall.
But when summer practice started several weeks ago, Gundy wasn’t as committed to Chelf.
But there was a reason.
The 9th year head man didn’t want to tip his hand with SEC foe Mississippi State coming up in Houston on the final day of this month.
Gundy is still “mum” on who will start against the Bulldogs.