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Oklahoma State football: Notable QB platoons

by Berry Tramel Published: August 20, 2013

Three notable quarterback platoons in OSU history:

1. Harold Bailey & Charlie Weatherbie, 1976: Jim Stanley's staff never seemed settled on starter Charlie Weatherbie, regularly giving freshman Harold Bailey a shot. And in the Bedlam showdown, Bailey started. But Weatherbie came off the bench to lead OSU to victory and eventually a tie for the Big Eight title.

2. Jack Hartman & Bob Cook, 1948-49: Yep, that Jack Hartman, the Kansas State basketball coaching icon. Hartman was quite the quarterback. But Cook led the Cowboys in passing in 1947 as a freshman and 1950 as a senior. He and Hartman split time in between, on a couple of decent Oklahoma A&M teams.

3. Tony Pounds & Brent Blackman, 1971: Pounds was a record-setting passer, but he had to share time in 1971 with Blackman, a ballyhooed recruit who was a sophomore and led OSU in touchdowns with five.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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