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OSU football notebook: Freshman Wes Lunt still in quarterback derby

OSU coach Mike Gundy said Wednesday that it takes Wes Lunt about three practices to show the progress of what a veteran player would show in one workout, but he's still a serious contender for the starting job.
BY Gina Mizell, Staff Writer, Published: April 4, 2012

OSU coach Mike Gundy said following practice Wednesday that it takes true freshman quarterback Wes Lunt about three practices to show the progress of what a veteran player would show in one workout.

But when asked if Lunt was still a serious contender for the 2012 starting quarterback job, Gundy said, “Yes.”

Wednesday's practice marked the midway point of spring football for the Cowboys, with all three quarterbacks — junior Clint Chelf, redshirt freshman J.W. Walsh and Lunt — still taking equal reps.

And Gundy said Lunt has improved in recent practices because he is starting to get acclimated to OSU's offensive system.

“From where he's at in being (what should be) a high school player, he's done a really nice job,” Gundy said. “He's made some good strides.”

Gundy still hopes to name OSU's starter by the end of spring ball.

“I'm seeing each player develop some,” Gundy said. “We were running some drills at the end of practice to kind of put guys in game situations. Each quarterback gets a chance, and I'm seeing them make plays.”


When Tracy Moore moved from inside receiver to outside receiver, he not only had to learn a new position. He took Justin Blackmon's spot on the depth chart.

But Walsh and wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn have been impressed with Moore's transition.

“It's hard to replace a top-10 pick, but he's doing a heck of a job,” Dunn said. “I don't think we'll see a drop in production there.

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