Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy gives Wes Lunt an 'A' for progress

by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: August 21, 2012
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It's almost impossible to project how new Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt will ultimately perform in his true freshman season.

But how he's progressed since spring football? Coach Mike Gundy said Lunt grades out high.

“He'd have an ‘A,'” Gundy said. “But a letter grade on where he's at (overall)? The best game will give us that indication of how far he's come. I'm comfortable with him. I don't have anything or any concerns right now.”

Doesn't mean the 18-year-old is perfect, though.

“He's very capable of making mistakes,” Gundy said. “As we all know, any skill player that puts the ball on the ground or gives it to the other team can certainly affect a game quicker than any other position on the field. I think he's doing very well, but he still makes some mistakes.

“The area that he's really impressed me in is his demeanor, the way he handles the offense. If he makes a mistake, he doesn't let it bother him. His short-term memory's been really good.”

TODD MONKEN'S UNENVIABLE DECISION

Cowboy offensive coordinator Todd Monken spoke Saturday about how difficult a task it must be to tell a kid — in this case No. 3 quarterback Clint Chelf — that he'd lost a position battle, and a very public position battle at that.

Among toughest job duties, he ranked it just behind telling an NFL player he'd been cut.

“That's the hardest part,” Monken said, “telling kids, when in their minds it may not be obvious. When it's obvious, that's easy, they get it. Around Brandon Weeden, no one came in and said, ‘Hey, do I get to compete?'”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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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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