Spring drills will be key for Deaton
Heading into this spring, Johnny Deaton is looking to regain the backup quarterback spot at Oklahoma State.
Deaton ended last spring as OSU’s backup quarterback and even took some snaps in the Pokes’ season-opening win over Washington State. But the former Sand Springs standout was supplanted on the depth chart by Clint Chelf as the season progressed.
With the Cowboys spring drills fully underway, coach Mike Gundy is looking for improvement from Deaton as he battles to back up All-Big 12 quarterback Brandon Weeden.
“He was a freshman last year,” Gundy said. “And at times he didn’t make the best decisions but that’s very common in this offense.”
A former four-star recruit, Deaton has plenty of talent who could become a quality dual-threat quarterback in the future. Deaton has physical skills, he just has to learn how to be a quarterback and get comfortable with all the extra requirements the position demands.
Said Gundy: “He has to learn to manage the offense and make good decisions when he is throwing the ball.”
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