Oklahoma State football: Expect package involving J.W. Walsh to debut against Savannah State

Cowboys do not want to reveal entire game plan, but coaches would like to try out a new wrinkle here and there.
by Gina Mizell Published: August 29, 2012

One of the most intriguing questions going into the 2012 season is how exactly — and how much — backup quarterback J.W. Walsh will be used in the Cowboys' offense.

Walsh lost the starting quarterback derby to Wes Lunt during the spring, but all indications have been that Walsh will still see the field because of his ability to make plays with both his arm and his legs.

More specifically, how much will Walsh be used against Savannah State?

Will he come in as a change-up quarterback during certain situations, or just take the reins from Lunt when his night is done? Coaches will have to weigh how much to open the playbook against a clearly inferior opponent, as well as the need to try out a new wrinkle in the offense in a game situation.

“I don't know that that determination's been made,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said last week. “But I would think that you would see some of that (Walsh's package/role), and some of it will be based on what position we end up during the game — where we're at in the field, down and distance and those things.”


Cox Communications finalized a deal Wednesday to carry OSU's game against Savannah State. All customers in Oklahoma can see the game on channel 3 or 703 (HD).

Cox is also continuing to work on a deal to carry the Cowboys' road contest at Arizona on Sept. 8. That game is being televised by the new Pac-12 Network, which is not carried by Cox in Oklahoma.

“We've made the same offer for that game, and we're just waiting to receive the rights,” Cox director of communications Christine Martin said in an email Wednesday.  

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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