OSU mailbag: Has Weeden solidified his spot?
OSU fans, thanks for the great response to the mailbag. It was so good in fact that I will post two different mailbags, this one and another late tonight because it it simply too much info for one sitting.
Here’s the OSU Mailbag Part 1:
Has Mike Gundy ever had as many high profile coaches come visit the program like has happened recently with Leach, Carroll, and Petersen visiting. Is this a product of Mike Gundy not having OC duties on his plate this year? Does it give him more time to reach out to other coaches and interact with them while they visit? — Jeff Jones
I can’t really speak about previous years because this is my first year covering OSU. But I would imagine Coach Gundy definitely has more time on his hands and he talked about being able to discuss things with fellow head coaches and get a feel for how other people do things. Without a doubt he has more time to do those types of things.
My question is about Brandon Weeden. Has he solidified himself as the starter going into the Fall and it will be the job of others to beat him out or will it be a truly wide open competition for QB?— Rod Kelly
I would say Brandon Weeden has gone a long way towards solidifying the starting spot. That doesn’t mean something can’t happen in the fall that changes that, if Sorenson or Deaton outperformed Weeden and looked like the best guy for the job, I think they would get that opportunity. It’s all about winning games.
That’s highly unlikely however because Coach Gundy and Dana Holgorsen are happy with Weeden’s progress and he is a excellent passer. It would take a outstanding effort to beat him out.
What is the status of Dameron Fooks and Damian Davis? — Tristan Brown
Dameron Fooks quit football to focus on academics and Damien Davis is no longer with the program.
Do you think it was hcmg or somebody else’s (holder, booster pressure, etc) that made the decision to hire a offensive coordinator? — ggreen
I’ve heard rumors both ways. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was pressure for him to give up those duties, but in my opinion, Gundy made the decision. It’s extremely difficult to be a head coach and run the offense, that wears you down over the course of a season. He is responsible for everything that goes on within the program and it’s much easier to be the CEO without all the responsibility of running a offense.
Quarterback commit J.W. Walsh- how good do you think this kid is? He is rated as the best qb in texas. is he that good? — ggreen
Walsh is outstanding quarterback. I don’t know if he’s the best quarterback in Texas and I don’t think that matters to be honest, it’s about how he’d fit at OSU. And I think he’d be a perfect fit. He’s a good passer who is athletic, mobile and, most importantly, a winner. I think he’ll have a great collegiate career.
The schedule starts off relatively easy this year…do you think the cowboys will get off to a good start record wise even though they are replacing a lot of starters? — ggreen
Yes. I see no reason why OSU can’t win all of its non-conference games. I expect the offense to be explosive enough, and consistent enough, to beat Washington State, Troy and Tulsa at home to begin 3-0.
How come Dez didn’t get an NFL draft invite? Life is full of choices, he made
a bad one and I think it is still hurting him, but on the other hand, look at
I agree with you. When you look at some of the names on the list, there’s no doubt Dez Bryant should be there. But the perception of Dez Bryant appears to have kept him from getting an invite. There’s no doubt in my mind that Dez will use that, and other things that have been said about him, as motivation to become a special player in the league.
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