Don't be surprised to see some role reversal in Oklahoma State's new offense this season.
Receivers Josh Cooper and Justin Blackmon are among those that new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen wants to get the ball. The duo might be lethal weapons on misdirection plays and reverses.
"I'd expect a couple of those guys to get involved in the run game with reverses, fly sweeps and stuff like that," Holgorsen said. "Josh Cooper does some of that stuff, and Justin Blackmon, he doesn't have the body type, (normally) you think of a running back-type-guy, 5-9, fast and shifty. But we did some stuff like that with him in the spring."
Receiver Colton Chelf might be a contributor for the Cowboys as a walk-on this season. The senior didn't see any action a year ago but worked his way into the Pokes' two-deep depth chart heading into fall practice.
"He's made some plays in practice," OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "He's played much better in the last three practices than he did in the spring. He's a guy that needs to help us and make a few catches."
Chelf is the older brother of redshirt freshman quarterback Clint Chelf.
Scouting report: QB controversy at Troy
Fall practice will decide the starting quarterback for the Troy Trojans, who visit Boone Pickens Stadium on Sept. 11.
Junior Jamie Hampton and redshirt freshman Corey Robinson are in a battle for the starting spot.
"It seems as if every day one of them will look like he is starting to make a move and the other answers," Troy coach Larry Blakeney told TroyTrojans.com. "We are going to be comfortable with whichever one winds up starting."
Freshman linebacker Caleb Lavey reportedly suffered an arm injury in practice earlier this week. Lavey's status moving forward is unclear. ... Former Oklahoma receiver Josh Jarboe is one of several receivers on Troy's roster battling for playing time. He is currently listed as a second-team receiver. ... ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. named Kendall Hunter as Oklahoma State's top NFL prospect heading into the 2010 season.
By Brandon Chatmon