Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy will be 'committee' that directs offense for bowl game

Cowboys' head coach returns to old responsibilities now that Todd Monken has left for Southern Miss
by Gina Mizell Published: December 28, 2012
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photo - COLLEGE FOOTBALL:  OSU head coach Mike Gundy talks to the media after football practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OSU head coach Mike Gundy talks to the media after football practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

The key, Singleton said, is keeping everything as consistent as possible for the players.

“It's just natural there's going to be minor tweaks that happen with different people kind of involved in different things,” he said. “But we're going to be who we are …

“You've got a bunch of guys on this staff that know what (they're) doing. We've been doing it pretty successfully for a while. We're just trying to continue to grow and do what's going to help us to beat Purdue.”

Gundy noted that at this point in the season, the offense practically runs itself. And the Cowboys have the benefit of a veteran in Chelf running a system that relies heavily on the quarterback to make the correct decisions.

Chelf would not divulge any specifics of the spin Gundy has put on the Cowboys' passing attack. But the quarterback did joke Gundy is a bit calmer during meetings and practice than Monken was.

And Chelf has enjoyed getting a chance to work more closely with Gundy, a former OSU quarterback and bright offensive mind in his own right.

“He's a good offensive coach,” Chelf said of Gundy. “Obviously, a really good one to get a head coaching job (after being an) offensive coordinator. For us to learn from a guy like that is really special.

“He played in the Big Eight, so he's been through what we're going through now. It's an invaluable asset to us.”

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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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