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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

“I'm not saying he's going to go out there and make 120 catches, but we're confident in that Tracy's going to get out there, get open, catch the ball, go score, do a lot of things that we need to win.”

Cowboy cornerback Justin Gilbert said Moore is now his favorite receiver to go up against in practice. That honor was once reserved for Blackmon.

“He's a tough challenge,” Gilbert said of Moore. “He catches some pretty good balls.”

Moore is the Cowboys' top returning receiver, making 45 catches for 672 yards and four touchdowns in 2011.


Though there are always ups and downs of spring workouts, especially since the roster is not yet full, energy and effort level can stay consistent.

So far, Gundy has been pleased with that.

“Defensively, we were doing a better job of running to the football in our team periods,” he said. “Offensively, we've taken care of the ball and guys have been in the right spot for most of practice.

“We just have to continue our enthusiasm level. Guys' attitudes have really been good and we're getting a lot accomplished.”


*Center Evan Epstein has not practiced this week because of a high fever and pneumonia, leaving sophomore Jake Jenkins and redshirt freshman Travis Cross to snap the ball. Epstein is expected to return to practice Monday.

*Former OSU safety Markelle Martin has scheduled a personal pro day for NFL teams on April 17 at 11 a.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium. Martin did not participate in the NFL Combine or OSU's Pro Day because of a knee injury.