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Published: August 12, 2008
Toston nears return from minor knee injury
Oklahoma State junior running back Keith Toston could soon be fully recovered from the minor injury to his left knee that has kept him out of practice since Aug. 2.

"Toston was back out there running (Monday),” coach Mike Gundy said. "He's probably three or four days away from being back to full speed.”

Despite the depth at the position and the development of two true freshmen running backs, Kye Staley and Travis Miller, Gundy said he likely wouldn't redshirt Toston to let his surgically repaired left knee fully heal.

"The reason I would say no is because of his maturity,” Gundy said. "His experience is really hard to replace.”

•Nothing new: OSU co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said his opinion of his backup quarterbacks did not change after watching game tape of Saturday's scrimmage.

Brewer was pleased with the performances of Brandon Weeden and Alex Cate.

"It was a pleasure to know that the kids ran the offense like we thought they did,” Brewer said. "We'd like to have some more plays made, but as far as running the show from a quarterback standpoint, there wasn't a lot of mental errors.”

A decision is expected to be made in the next few days on which player will back up starter Zac Robinson.

•Missing Cougars: Washington State could be without two starting wide receivers in the Aug.

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