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OSU notebook: Mike Gundy won't publicly name starting quarterback

Gundy said he will let Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh practice this week and see how it goes.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 20, 2013

Clint Chelf or J.W. Walsh?

We won't know until Saturday.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said during his Sunday evening media conference call that he will not publicly name a starting quarterback before the Cowboys' contest against Iowa State after both Chelf and Walsh played against TCU.

“We wouldn't publicly name one,” Gundy said. “We'll let those guys practice and then we'll see how it goes this week and then decide how we want to approach Iowa State.”

Chelf replaced Walsh early in the second quarter against TCU after Walsh had thrown two interceptions, including one in the end zone. Chelf finished the day completing 10 of 25 passes for 178 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception.

It was the second in-game switch at quarterback this season as the Cowboy offense struggles to find consistency.

Chelf started the Cowboys' season opener against Mississippi State before Walsh was inserted on the game's third offensive series and then started the next five games. On the season, the dual-threat Walsh has completed 59.9 percent of his passes for 1,324 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions while adding 284 rushing yards and three scores.

Gundy added that the quarterback questions shouldn't change much in of OSU's practice structure.

“We're not gonna change our reps,” Gundy said. “They split reps. They have for quite a while, so we don't have to change any of that. We'll just evaluate them during the week and then how we feel like our matchups are against Iowa State and just move forward from there.”

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