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OSU Insider: Backup quarterback job still up for grabs

BRANDON CHATMON Modified: August 23, 2009 at 10:13 am •  Published: August 17, 2009
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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.