What We Learned About Oklahoma State During Fall Camp

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Game week is here, and the pandering and pontificating is nearly over. But first! We did learn a few things about OSU during fall camp. Our staff writers look back at a couple of those as we look ahead to the season. Giddyup.Kyle B.1. Going into fall training camp, I couldn’t have even told you that Obi Obialo was planning to walk-on to the football team. Now he’s on the two-deep and in line to make an impact as a freshman behind Chris Lacy. His size at 6-foot-3 should make him an interesting target in the red zone with Marcell Ateman out for the first part of the schedule getting back from injury.2. With the entirety of the starting offensive line from a year ago, I thought that junior college all-american Larry Williams would be able to take over the starting job at one of the guard spots. However due to the emergence of Marcus Keyes at left guard and Jesse Robinson keeping things steady on the right side, Williams will be a rotation player headed into the season. To me that’s a pleasant surprise, and says the returning bunch has improved from last year. Having a junior college all-american providing depth in the rotation can’t hurt.Kyle P.1. Mason Rudolph is ready to be elite. He was a wunderkind in his first season (largely in Norman), and he was really good (if not underrated last year), but the way folks are talking in Stillwater, it’s clear he’s prepped to vie for the best QB in the Big 12 title.“When you watch Mason this year, Mason looks like to me that he finally understands,” Mike Gundy told the Tulsa World. “This is the first time, in watching him, I feel like he finally understands and is comfortable and is not guessing at quarterback. And he’s going into year two-and-a-half and 15 games.”2. Our returners are going to be thrilling. Here are all the players listed on the two-deep to return kicks and punts: Jalen McCleskey, Barry J. Sanders and Justice Hill. That’s it. That’s all of them. I would pay money to watch any of those three guys in practice much less in wide open spaces during games. Bring me all the return yards!last_img

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