OSU In Another Competitive Quarterback Battle

Oklahoma State is all too familiar with competitive quarterback battles over the last couple of seasons.

After Brandon Weeden guided the Cowboys to a record-setting season and Fiesta Bowl win, several Cowboys have started or played under center for Mike Gundy.

Entering the 2014 season, OSU has three different candidates to start at quarterback.

Mike Gundy told the media on Thursday, August 7, that J.W. Walsh was taking 50 percent of the quarterback reps while Mason Rudolph and Daxx Garman will each take 25 percent of the remaining snaps.

Walsh is the lone signal caller competing to start with in-game experience, with 32 career touchdowns, 18 games of playing experience and eight starts to his name.

Daxx Garman drew some positive reviews from Weeden during the spring, after the Dallas Cowboy saw Garman throw the ball in practice.

Garman hasn’t played in a game since 2009, his junior year of high school.

Mason Rudolph is a true freshman out of South Carolina that enrolled early, during the spring semester.

Here’s a timeline of the Cowboys quarterback situation prior to this season:

During the spring of 2013, Clint Chelf was named the starter before having the title later taken away during the offseason.

Chelf started the season opener against Mississippi State, before being taken out of the game, for J.W. Walsh, after just two series.

J.W. Walsh ended up starting five games in 2013 and playing in three others.

However, Chelf would regain the starting role later in the year and was the first team quarterback the final seven games of 2013.

Wes Lunt opened the 2012 season as the Pokes starting quarterback; the then freshman played in six games that season, starting five.

J.W. Walsh played in ten games in 2012 and ended up making three starts.

Walsh also utilized in short yardage packages later that season, before giving way to Clint Chelf.

Chelf started five games in 2012 and played in eight different games.

Watch the video above to hear the Cowboys talk about how the current quarterback race is going.