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Oklahoma State football notebook: (Colton) Chelf speaks out, spouts off

by John Helsley Published: August 31, 2013

Oklahoma State's two-quarterback rotation clarified early Saturday.

Clint Chelf started the game and played two series. J.W. Walsh went the rest of the way.

And now it looks like OSU has a one-quarterback rotation, with Cowboys coach Mike Gundy announcing Walsh as the starter next week at Texas-San Antonio and all but saying it's a one-man gig.

None of it went over well with Colton Chelf, Clint's big brother and former Cowboys receiver, who fired off a tweet that quickly made the rounds on Twitter:

“2 series lol @CoachGundy your a chicken (poop).”

Colton, ironically, joined OSU as a walk-on and was eventually put on scholarship by Gundy.

Clint's two series running the offense netted 21 yards, including five that came courtesy of a penalty on the Mississippi defense, leading to the only first down of those possessions.

Gundy, unaware of the tweet, still had praise after the game for Clint, who was MVP of the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

“Clint's very, very important to us,” Gundy said. “I'm not trying to just make him feel good or justify anything. But after what happened today, I can't imagine that we won't feel like that J.W. needs to start the next game.

“We'll talk to Clint. He's been great for us. Things didn't go well early.”


OSU lost starting left tackle Devin Davis to knee surgery in the weeks leading into the opener, robbing an already thin offensive line of perhaps its best player.

Gundy revealed more concerns with Parker Graham and Daniel Koenig, the two starters at tackle Saturday, who missed time to nagging injuries during the week. Chris Grisbhy, in the picture to move into a starting role, suffered a broken hand and played sparingly.

“We had all three (tackles) out at one time, so our production in practice as an offense was not very good, which affects the quarterback's timing, which affects the running game, which affects the coaches' psyche, the way they think,” Gundy said.

Still, the Cowboys ran big, posting a 286-yard rushing total, the most since going for 330 against Louisiana-Lafayette early last season.

Jeremy Smith ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Walsh led all rushers with 125 yards – more than any Cowboys quarterback since Zac Robinson went for 144 against Baylor in 2007 –and a score. Smith's backup, Desmond Roland, added 46 yards on 10 carries.

“Gotta credit the line, man,” Smith said. “We can't run without those guys. They were opening holes everywhere.”

The Cowboys produced 170 yards of their rushing total in the second half, seemingly wearing down the Bulldogs defense up front.

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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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