OSU football: QB commit Luke Del Rio knows what to expect

Son of former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has been exposed to the coaching style of OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken during Monken's days in Jacksonville.
by Gina Mizell Published: June 9, 2012

“During games in Jacksonville, he would always yell out the personnel — ‘11, 11!' or ‘22, 22!' — and he's spanking guys on the butt when they're going out there and saying ‘Let's get pumped up.' He's all in their face, and that's what I love.”

Combine that with the Cowboys' offensive system — “they run all pro concepts, just out of the shotgun,” Luke said — and Luke wanted to commit on the spot when he was offered two weeks ago.

Jack told his son to take some time to think about it. But when Luke, Jack and Luke's high school coach, Brent Vieselmeyer, met a few days later to weigh the pros and cons of all of Luke's offers (OSU, Colorado State and Oregon State), Luke had already made up his mind.

“I was like ‘I don't even know why we're really doing this, because I know where I want to go,'” Luke said.

A big part of that eagerness to commit — and confidence in his decision — is because Luke knows exactly what's in store with Todd as his quarterbacks coach.

And he expects to thrive under that coaching style.

“I've always been coached hard,” Luke said. “I like it that way, and that's what I'm looking forward to. My dad has just told me that that's what it's going to be like, and I need to get ready. I'm pumped.”

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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