Oklahoma State football: Will J.W. Walsh see time at quarterback?

Reports out of camp indicate Walsh has improved.
by Gina Mizell Published: August 20, 2013

— First, Oklahoma State's quarterback carousel scrapped the plan to use J.W. Walsh in a specialty package, because he needed to start in place of an injured Wes Lunt.

Then, Walsh's own knee injury took him off the field for three games.

But then in the final month of the season, we saw Walsh enter the game in short-yardage and goal-line situations, using his athleticism and grit to power his way into the end zone and occasionally lofting balls to Kye Staley and Jeremy Seaton for scores.

Should Clint Chelf, as expected, win the Cowboys' starting quarterback job, Walsh will still have that package role. That is established.

But could Walsh's role expand even more in 2013? Perhaps.

Reports out of camp indicate Walsh has continued to progress — and impress. He's also viewed as one of the team's top leaders. And new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has experience game-planning to a quarterback who's more dual-threat than pure Air Raid, as Shippensburg's Zach Zulli tallied 102 carries and rushed for two scores in addition to putting up eye-popping passing numbers (4,747 yards, 54 touchdowns).

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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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