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Mike Gundy on Three-Man QB Rotation: ‘They Were All Pretty Good’

Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are fresh off of one of the toughest losses in the Gundy era at OSU and while fans have been heavily critical of the decision to keep rotating three quarterbacks, Mike Gundy doesn’t seem to see the issue.

Gundy was asked in his press conference about the three-man rotation of Alan Bowman, Gunnar Gundy, and Garret Rangel, and mentioned, “Quarterback-wise, we’re rotating, moving along as we have,” Gundy said. “There’s nothing changed, I guess is what I’m saying, they were all pretty good.”


This report comes courtesy of Pistols Firing’s Marshall Scott, who noted that Gundy continued to mention his quarterback development and is satisfied with the decision to rotate signal callers.

While Gundy has been very complimentary of each of his three quarterbacks, one member of the media mentioned the lack of reps for each quarterback and asked if Gundy believes it to be an issue or not.

“Yeah, you could always say that, that a quarterback from, I don’t know what school, somebody that’s played every snap has gotten 150 reps to where our quarterbacks have only gotten 60 or 50 or whatever,” Gundy said. “Yeah, it concerns me to a point. If I start seeing [missed assignments] then it concerns me more.”

Senior Alan Bowman was the first quarterback to hit the field for the Cowboys and finished his day off with a stat line of 6-12 for 42 yards, before being replaced by Gunnar Gundy. Gundy took control of the offense for the next few drives finishing with nine completions for 64 yards as well as 10 carries for 27 yards on the ground. The final quarterback candidate to hit the field for Gundy’s offense was freshman Garret Rangel who didn’t have a ton of opportunities but finished with one completion for eight yards in the 33-7 loss to South Alabama.


While the members of the media have been critical of Mike Gundy’s decisions following the Cowboys’ Week 3 loss, Mike Gundy believes that the quarterback situation will work itself out and finished his thoughts by saying, “These guys, combined haven’t had many. They understand what they’re doing and progressing where to go with the ball in the run game and the passing game. They’ve been pretty good from that standpoint. But that’s what you worry about.”

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