August 5, 2012

Lunt continues to progress

In their third day of fall camp, the Oklahoma State Cowboys added shoulder pads to the mix. That certainly impacts quarterbacks, with extra gear to deal with in their throwing motion. More importantly, it means more contact around them on the line and for their receivers in coverage. Following the practice, offensive coordinator Todd Monken broke down true freshman starting quarterback Wes Lunt's progress so far in fall camp.

"He's done real well.," Monken said. "There's been a setback of learning because we don't get to coach him in the summer. Every now and then he comes in and wants to watch film, but it's not the same as really dissecting it. He's sped back up and he's back to where he was and the good news is that he still doesn't really know what he's doing. The good news is that he's doing great and he really still doesn't know what he's doing. With all of them, when they really grasp what we're doing, we're going to be pretty good."

At Media Day on Saturday, head coach Mike Gundy said that Lunt had some throws in the spring that were a "5" (on a scale of 1-10) and that in his opinion, those same throws are now consistently 7's.

Lunt is certainly young and developing. So is a good portion of his receiving corps. The starters are well-stocked with experienced receivers like Tracy Moore, Isaiah Anderson and Josh Stewart. Newcomer Blake Jackson went through spring drills with Lunt.

Though it is still early, Monken is pleased with Lunt's decision-making and especially his lack of turnovers so far this fall.

"His decision-making and his accuracy have been fine," Monken said. "He hasn't turned it over. The reality is where to go with the ball - what the defense is doing and where do I go with the ball and then throw it accurately. The accuracy part is going to be fine. It's just what are they doing and with our concepts, where do we go with the ball and where are their stress points and where do I go with it."

Redshirt freshman J.W. Walsh has been tabbed as Lunt's backup and has had a solid start to fall camp, according to Monken.

The Cowboys will practice daily in the morning Monday thru Friday, and then cap off the week with their first full scrimmage on Saturday evening. All OSU practices are closed throughout fall camp.


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