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Mike Gundy not surprised Brandon Weeden named Cleveland Browns starting QB

by Gina Mizell Modified: April 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm •  Published: August 8, 2012

Monday’s official announcement from the Cleveland Browns that former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden would be the team’s starter for the 2012 season wasn’t really anything more than a formality. After all, the Browns used a first-round pick in April’s NFL Draft to select the best signal-caller in OSU history.

Cowboy coach Mike Gundy certainly wasn’t surprised at the news.

“I don’t know a lot about NFL,” Gundy said following Tuesday’s practice. “But I kind of guessed that if they took him in the first round and they were going to put that kind of money in him, that they were going to put him out there and start him.

“I’m sure that he’s handled the situation very well — being there on time and his leadership skills and has probably proven to them that he gives them the best chance to win games. I hope things work out well for him. I know we have a lot of confidence in his ability.”

Weeden went 23-3 in two seasons as the Cowboys’ starter and holds nearly every OSU passing record, including yards (9,260), touchdowns (75).


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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