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OSU football insider: Brandon Weeden making progress; Kendall Hunter impressing Holgorsen

By Brandon Chatmon Published: April 5, 2010
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State entered spring football with plenty of questions on offense. Here’s a closer look at the answers to some of those early questions:

How is Brandon Weeden progressing in OSU’s new offense under assistant Dana Holgorsen?

Holgorsen said Weeden is coming along slowly, but that’s to be expected. The Cowboys’ new offensive coordinator saw the improvement he was looking for during OSU’s scrimmage on Wednesday.

"I thought he handled some things that were thrown at him that he had problems with here the first six practices,” Holgorsen said. "So he is progressing.”

Which receivers are standing out early?

The four receivers who entered spring practices as starters have proven to be OSU’s most consistent pass catchers. Hubert Anyiam and Justin Blackmon have been solid as outside receivers. Tracy Moore and Josh Cooper have set themselves apart as inside receivers.

"Those four are the most consistent guys we’ve got,” Holgorsen said. "But they have a long ways to go... from a consistency standpoint, ability standpoint, continuing to play when they’re tired. (But) those four have established themselves.”

Isaiah Anderson and Colton Chelf back up Anyiam and Blackmon at outside receiver, and Justin Horton and Charlie Moore back up Moore and Cooper at inside receiver.

How will Kendall Hunter fit in this offense?

By many accounts, Hunter looks as good as ever in Holgorsen’s offense. When Holgorsen was asked who stood out to him in spring practice, Kendall Hunter was his immediate response.

"I didn’t know how good he was,” Holgorsen said.