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

by John Helsley Published: August 21, 2012

Chelf, a fourth-year junior, had been Weeden's backup. But in an open race held to replace Weeden in the spring, Lunt won the job and redshirt freshman J.W. Walsh was named No. 2, with Chelf No. 3 in what was a tight competition.

“Now you've got a freshman (Lunt) and you've got J.W. and you've got Clint,” Monken said. “And they've all had success in their lives. Yeah, that's difficult to sit down with them …

“And to see their parents. Everybody wants their kids to be happy and smile. And they're not happy when they're not playing. That's just the nature of how it goes. Unfortunately, that's what we do.”


Usually, the Cowboys are forced to battle through brutal heat during fall camp. And it looked like that would especially be the case this year, with record temperatures reaching north of 110 degrees days before practice began.

But after a relatively bearable first two-plus weeks of camp, Gundy is actually hoping for hotter weather the next two weeks to help prepare the Cowboys for what they'll face playing on the Boone Pickens Stadium turf in the season-opener.

“Three weeks ago, I don't think anybody would have said that,” Gundy said Saturday. “But we've had a relatively mild camp when it comes to weather, because we were out there at 8 a.m. or 7:30. I don't know that we've been on the field and it's been above 95 degrees.

“And in most cases, when we kick it off out here for the first game, the field temperature's usually 110. So we need to get some heat, but I'm sure we will this week.”

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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