Jan 1, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt (11) prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State Football: Wes Lunt's Departure

Sept. 8, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt (11) hands off to running back Joseph Randle (1) during the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports


With quarterback Wes Lunt transferring, Oklahoma State now must re-think their strategy… or do they even have to?

Offensive Coordinator Mike Yurcich has replaced Todd Monken. We know Yurcich likes the Air-Raid spread system, and we know he also likes to run the quarterback. Judging from Oklahoma State’s previous season, J.W. Walsh is obviously the most talented runner out of himself, Chelf and Lunt.

Clint Chelf has had a tight grip on the starting quarterback position for a while now, and knowing J.W. Walsh’s ability to run the football very well, one has to wonder, how much play time was Lunt going to get if he stayed at Oklahoma State anyway? I would imagine less than Chelf and Walsh.

Having three quarterbacks, all with Big 12 victories, and each with at least one game of 300 passing yards is not something to take for granted by any means. Losing Lunt is not a positive, but one could argue it’s not much of a negative either, that is of course unless injuries plague the quarterback position yet again.

Worst case scenario is Chelf and Walsh both being out due to injury, only then will we truly see how much Lunt’s departure has effected the depth of the Cowboys’ quarterback position. If Chelf and Walsh can manage to stay healthy, the Pokes should be fine. Yet no matter what happens this coming season, regardless of Lunt’s departure, the show must go on.

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