Colton Chelf knows Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy well. He walked on at Oklahoma State and earned a scholarship before his senior season last year as a wide receiver.
That didn't stop him from being especially unhappy with Gundy during the Cowboys' win over Mississippi State Saturday.
Colton's brother Clint, a senior, has been dueling all summer with sophomore J.W. Walsh to be Oklahoma State's quarterback. Before the Mississippi State game, Gundy said that both quarterbacks would play. They did, but Clint Chelf was pulled after two series. Colton was not impressed.
Yes, that blacked out word is the cuss word synonym for "shoot." However, given that Oklahoma State won 21-3, can the game be viewed as chicken salad?
While we appreciate Colton's loyalty to his brother, Clint wasn't effective in those two series. He was 3-6 for 11 yards passing. Walsh scored the Cowboys' first touchdown and didn't stop there, running for 116 yards and throwing for 135. Last season, Chelf took over for Walsh as the starter after Walsh injured his knee against Iowa State.
Will this mean that Walsh will seize the starting job? As evidenced by those rushing yards, he adds a dimension to the Cowboy offense that Chelf doesn't. Plus, with two additional years of eligibility remaining, he's a quarterback that Gundy and Oklahoma State can build around for the long-term. We'll see how Gundy moves forward next week.
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