More athleticism appears to be a guarantee for Oklahoma State’s next starting quarterback.
Taylor Cornelius and Keondre Wudtee are competing for the starting job this offseason. Neither quarterback has the experience of their predecessor Mason Rudolph, but coach Mike Gundy thinks the quarterbacks can move better than Rudolph.
“Taylor is a lot like Mason, except he’s a better athlete,” Gundy said during an interview with okstate.com. “Wudtee is more athletic, still needs to be developed in the throwing game. But they’re learning.
“That’s the difficult part about playing quarterback. Until you get in there and get quality reps in a difficult situation, you just don’t know where you’re at. But they’re getting a lot of work in the spring.”
Cornelius was Rudolph’s backup, while Wudtee handled scout-team duties last season. Gundy said the edge would go to Cornelius if the Cowboys played tomorrow.
The other candidates
Dru Brown and Spencer Sanders also are expected to contend for the job. Neither won’t arrive on campus until summer.
Brown, a graduate transfer from Hawaii, showed plenty of mobility as the team’s starter. Sanders also can move as one of the top dual-threat prospects of the 2018 recruiting class.
The mobility of the four potential candidates ultimately opens more opportunities for the Cowboys on offense.
Oklahoma State opens its 2018 season against Missouri State on Sept. 1 in Stillwater, Okla.