With OSU in transition at wide receiver, there's a call for playmakers to emerge.
Rising senior Tracy Moore promises to be one. And he sees himself doing more, too.
“I want to be the leader of this offense,” Moore said. “We have inexperienced players at quarterback and at receiver — other than Josh Stewart and Isaiah Anderson — so I want to be that senior leader that Coach Gundy is always talking about.”
GILBERT STILL BATTLING
Last year, cornerback Justin Gilbert and wideout Justin Blackmon pushed each other in practices, taking pride in their individual matchups, with each player claiming their share of wins in classic clashes.
While Blackmon is gone, Gilbert vows to continue the same routine opposite whoever lines up across from him.
“I want to pick up where I left off during the season, working hard and making the most of the opportunity I had the last couple of years in working with and competing against Justin Blackmon,” Gilbert said. “Now, the role is going to switch a little bit with me and the receivers, as far as them working with and competing against me.
“Really, we all just want to get better. You can't really cheat the system. You have to show up every day and work hard. If you don't, you're just cheating yourself and the team.”