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OSU Hopes To Avoid Post Bye Week Complacency

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OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh could make his second career start Saturday at Kansas. OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh could make his second career start Saturday at Kansas.
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It may have been an unofficial record for the shortest OSU game week press conference under Mike Gundy; approximately 11 minutes.

And it probably had nothing to do with the press conference in Norman regarding the upcoming Red River Rivalry game with OU and Texas.

Oklahoma State has played one game in the last three weeks, Gundy is understandably tight-lipped about the health status of Wes Lunt, and the Cowboys are playing at Kansas Saturday afternoon.

Yes, they still play college football in Lawrence, Kansas.

If there's any indication men's basketball may be top priority in KU's athletic department, the first section link listed under the sports tab on KUAthletics.com is BillSelf.com. The prosecution rests.

KU Football has struggled in the post Mark Mangino era. Since 2010, the Jayhawks have won 1 conference game; a single Big 12 victory out of a possible 19. But regardless of head coach, OSU has seven of the last eight meetings against Kansas.

Time will tell if first year head coach Charlie Weis can turn this struggling program around. 

Weis's 35-27 overall record at Notre Dame wasn't enough to retain his head coaching position, but when it comes to offensive schemes and play calling, Weis is revered as one of the best in the sport.

His skills were good enough to earn three Super Bowl rings for his time in New England as offensive coordinator.

To go against someone with that kind of "X's and O's" ability is a challenge that excites OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young.

"Oh I think anybody likes a challenge like that," claimed Young during Monday's weekly meeting with the media. "And they do some great things scheme wise that can really put you in a bind."

As for OSU's quarterback situation, Gundy says starting Wes Lunt will be a game time decision, although the practice reps won't change for this week. Gundy also stated that backup J.W. Walsh showed the coaches his value despite losing his one start against Texas.

"[Walsh] has brought something to the team and I don't think it would be smart for us to act like it hadn't happened and not take advantage of it," Gundy told the media Monday.

"If he were at another position, offense or defense, he would be in the game somewhere, somehow."

 

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