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Brandon Chatmon: Oklahoma State's offensive line 'outstanding'

BY BRANDON CHATMON Modified: July 5, 2011 at 11:29 am •  Published: July 5, 2011
The Oklahoman's Oklahoma State football beat writer Brandon Chatmon answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at

On Oklahoma State's offensive line in 2011:

The offensive line is outstanding. Nothing OSU does would be possible without those guys and I've had multiple coaches tell me OSU is better up front than they ever have been during Mike Gundy's tenure as coach. The Cowboys are two-deep up front and that's why I don't expect OSU's explosive offense to slow down much despite the departure of Dana Holgorsen.

On the better quarterback in 2011 - OSU's Brandon Weeden or OU's Landry Jones:

Brandon Weeden. Because he was first-team all Big 12 last season and he has the 2010 Biletnikoff Award winner to throw to in Justin Blackmon. Both players are very talented and I could take either and win a lot of games. But Weeden gets the nod from me.

On OSU middle linebacker Tyler Johnson's potential:

Talent is not an issue with Tyler but at the MLB spot he has to be on top of assignments and the system in general. I think Johnson and Caleb Lavey will split some time but I would not be shocked to see Johnson have a breakout season.

On whether OSU's game at Texas A&M will be tougher than playing OU in Stillwater:

Yes. Because the game is at Texas A&M. Playing in Kyle Field is tough, the Aggies could have a bad game and still knock off the Pokes simple due to their home field advantage.

Chat Recap: Brandon Chatmon