Oklahoma State Football 2012: Is Criticism of JW Walsh Fair?

Sept 15, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback J.W. Walsh (4) during pregame warm ups against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

It wan't long after Wes Lunt went down Saturday when seemingly "spoiled by recent success" Oklahoma State fans started writing JW Walsh off. "Texas will eat him alive" they said. The kid seems to be on a pretty short leash with Oklahoma State fans, but is that even close to fair?

I'll be the first to admit that I've been a huge JW Walsh fan since he committed. I believe he was the best QB in his class and I'll remind you now that he's from Texas which consists of a little more than Union and Jenks. I like the story of him and Josh Stewart. I like the fact that he's a coaches son. Hell, I like the name JW Walsh. Is there honestly a better QB name in the country right now than JW WALSH? Besides Steele Jantz of course.

But that's not what this is about. It's not about his name or his high school success. This is an open letter to Oklahoma State fans who are immediately writing the kid off as a back up with a noodle arm. Since when are Oklahoma State fans critical of an Elite 11 Redshirt Freshman that throws for 4 Touchdowns?

Oklahoma State has been very lucky over the past several seasons to have outstanding QB play. Brandon Weeden and Zac Robinson were great, but it hasn't always been that way. What happens if Zac Robinson goes down? What about Weeden? Who backs them up if they go down with an injury? I'm pretty sure it's not an Elite 11 QB who was the best in the state of Texas a couple of years ago.

So give JW Walsh a chance and stop acting like a spoiled Sooner or Longhorn fan. There was a time not too long ago when we were lucky to have one great QB and now we've got two.

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