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Spring Review: Quarterbacks

J.W. Walsh

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has not been real excited about publicly staging a full-scale quarterback competition. His stance is understandable because the public is often in a hurry to declare a winner and a loser. In many cases, the script calls for the loser to leave town and seek another school where he can be the starter and the affection of a new fan base.

That is the view of a quarterback competition or showdown from a media standpoint. From a coach's angle the competition simply points you to the guy ready to take snaps today or the next Saturday. In a perfect world the best quarterback on your team, the one that fits your offense and talent the best, stays healthy and answers the bell for every start. Check Big 12 results from last season, only...

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