STILLWATER — The absence of Zac Robinson has been an unexpected positive during the past week of Oklahoma State football practice. "This is a good teaching and learning experience for these other guys,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said.
Robinson’s hamstring injury has given Gundy an opportunity to get a better look at Alex Cate and Brandon Weeden, OSU’s backup quarterbacks, who seem stuck in the never- ending search for a true No. 2 signal-caller. Cate and Weeden have been battling for the backup spot since the 2008 spring. One of Gundy’s five things to accomplish in this preseason camp was naming a backup quarterback. He can only do that if one of the two can step up and take the job. Weeden appeared close to doing so last spring. "For a while there, I thought Weeden was gonna step up and take that role, but I’m not sure he did,” Gundy said shortly after the Orange-White spring game. Gundy won’t name the backup quarterback until one or the other leaves no doubt who is best for the job. That’s exactly how it should be.