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Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy says quarterback J.W. Walsh will get first-team reps in spring practices

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: February 6, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy addresses media members the 2014 football recruiting class at a press conference held in Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Photo by KT King/The Oklahoman  KT King
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy addresses media members the 2014 football recruiting class at a press conference held in Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Photo by KT King/The Oklahoman KT King

Mike Gundy held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss Oklahoma State's 2014 signing class.

But because this was the coach's first media availability since the Cotton Bowl, several other topics came up.

Among them:

JOE WICKLINE AND THE SEARCH FOR AN OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

Gundy said he hopes to make a hire in the next couple days, even noting that he spent part of Signing Day on the search.

When asked if Wickline, who joined Charlie Strong's staff at Texas as offensive coordinator, was ever considered for that post when it came open at OSU during his tenure, Gundy said the following:

“One thing that is always a delicate issue…when you start having success and guys on your staff are good coaches, they all want to be the coordinator. I've said this a number of times, that there's guys now on our staff that could be coordinators, but I have to determine what I think is best for Oklahoma State football, for whatever reasons.”

QUARTERBACK COMPETITION — AGAIN

Mason Rudolph, a four-star quarterback who put up monster numbers and led Rock Hill (S.C.) Northwestern to a state title as a senior, is arguably the most talked-about name in the Cowboys' class.

Gundy said that he, along with J.W. Walsh and Daxx Garman, will rotate reps during spring football and that Walsh will initially run the first-team offense because he's the most experienced of the three.

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