Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy Names Taylor Cornelius Starting Quarterback Heading Into August

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is eyeing a replacement for Mason Randolph under center and is will have incoming prospect Spencer Sanders, grad transfer Dru Brown and tenured backup, Taylor Cornelius, to choose from.

Gundy tabbed redshirt senior Cornelius as the leader, while speaking at Big 12 Media Days.

“Yeah, he came out of spring and had a really good 12 practices so I would think he would be our guy, but we have some guys behind him, some young players, an incoming transfer that we’ll have to see how they do when they get here. They haven’t been here yet.” Gundy said.

While the job has yet to be won, Gundy likes what he sees in Cornelius.

“He’s got good height, he runs really well, he throws the ball well,” Gundy said.

“The only thing he hasn’t done is play in front of a crowd. [He] has a great feel for our offense. We’ve put him in situations in practice over the last three years. Hopefully that will pay off for him during the season.”

“I think high,” Gundy said. “He doesn’t talk a lot (G1!), he’s very humble. But he’s had a lot of success in his life in multiple sports and I think he believes in himself and believes in our team.”

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