After several impressive performances to close out last season some may forget mason Rudolph started just three games at quarterback, something Mike Gundy was very quick to point out.
Rudolph kept a pretty busy offseason schedule, counseling young quarterbacks at the Manning Passing Academy and then working out with former OSU quarterback Zac Robinson.
After all that, he says he's just ready to play ball.
“I was playing the tail end, so I didn’t have the whole season so it’s going to be great to finally start a season and hopefully end it,” Rudolph said. “I love the guys on the team, offense and defense. I feel like as a team we’re a whole lot more cohesive.”
“Well he’s easy for us,” Mike Gundy, OSU head coach, said. “He wants to learn. He’s become a good student of the game. He’s very respectful.
His personality is somewhat like [Clint] Chelf. Chelf was kind of quiet and went about his business from a cerebral standpoint. Mason’s similar to him.”
“He’s really matured,” Kevin Peterson, OSU cornerback, said. “His arm’s got stronger. His decision making’s gotten better. He also got faster as well. He’s been doing everything he needs to do to make sure he’s one of the top quarterbacks in the league.”
“He’s cold, man,” Ryan Simmons, OSU linebacker, said. “He’s one of the top players in the country. I’m not trying to put any big expectations on him, but he’s just a great player. He’s poised. He’s confident. He’s confident in his offensive assets. He’s just a good player.”