IRVING, Texas — With more than a dozen reporters surrounding him, the new face of Oklahoma State's offense answered every question with poise.
Big 12 Conference, meet Brandon Weeden.
With a calm air of confidence, Weeden answered questions about being the "old man" of the locker room at 26 years old. He answered questions about how he comfortable he feels in Dana Holgorsen's new offense and about the pressure of replacing Zac Robinson, OSU's all-time leader in total offense and passing yards.
"He's a duck in water," OSU defensive end Jamie Blatnick said. "It (all the attention) doesn't bother him at all, he probably likes it."
The attention, something that comes as OSU's starting quarterback, is what Weeden has worked toward in the three years since he left professional baseball to join the Cowboys football program.
"It's a dream," Weeden said. "I'm enjoying everything that comes with it and running with it."
Weeden joined Blatnick and Orie Lemon at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday. It was a coming out party of sorts for Weeden, who is largely unknown outside of Oklahoma.
"I'm going to use it to my advantage," Weeden said. "Going into the season people don't really know how to game plan for us, they haven't seen me play."
His professional baseball experience and maturity showed during interviews, much like the Cowboys hope it shows on the field this fall.
"He's had a taste of what it's like to be out there and to deal with the media and the public and have success," OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "There's obviously tough days (during a season), and I think that will help."