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Who plays backup to Mason Rudolph and will he have a regular package in the offense?

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Gallagher

Taylor Cornelius until proven otherwise. No, the Walshbone is dead. Rudolph gets all the snaps.

Jake

Taylor Cornelius will be the back up QB, and no, this is 100% Mason's offense.

Robert

Thought we were cleaning up our act, and here you go asking a question about our QB's packages.

I'm all for whatever provides the least opportunity for Mason to get hurt. Protect his package at all costs.

Phillip

I think it's whoever runs the ball the best. I think there is still a running QB package but NOT the same red zone one used last year.

Christopher

For some reason, it feels as if Taylor Cornelius and John Kolar have both been on campus for a really long time. I keep waiting for Kolar to overtake Cornelius, but I haven't seen it yet, so I'm going with Cornelius as the backup QB.

I hope we end up not really needing our backup QB to have a Walsh-like role because Mason performs well in the red zone and the running game is improved enough to produce yards without it. For me, that's Option A.

Josh Elias

Taylor Cornelius. He's got the all the tools and good chemistry with his teammates. I could also see a freshman fighting for that job, but I see Corn Dog as the clear cut #2. Regardless, I don't see any packages similar to last year with J.W. Walsh. This is Mason's team.

Kyle

It’s got to be Taylor Cornelius, for all our sake. I’ve written several times that Mason Rudolph needs to be THE guy. I know, I know. He was a big time leader last year but I’m talking about the guy you trust to leave out there for better or worse to a point, obviously.

J.W.’s package served a need with the run game and won a couple of games last year. I just hope the 2016 running game is improved enough to stay Gundy’s hand on a “Walsh-dozer”-light.

Austin

It seems as if the consensus between CRFF is Taylor Cornelius. I think Gundy is open to finding another Walsh-esque red zone QB (Wudtee?), but unless someone steps up in a big way, we are going to be watching the Mason Rudolph Show.

How do you describe Oklahoma State’s football program to non-Pokes? (This year or in general, however you choose)?

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Gallagher

We've been on the verge of making it big for like the last 5 years and we'll probably stay that way for five more years

Jake

One of the top 30 programs in the nation since 2010.

Robert

This football program was the inspiration for Andy Dufresne's quote about hope:

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

It's why we come back every season. Either that, or we're just stupid.

Phillip

Usually "We're underrated" or "Ugh!"

Christopher

I recently changed my description to "The team coached by that guy with the mullet."

Josh Elias

"Unlike any other". My time in this program was unmatched by anything I've ever experienced. Unless you are apart of it, you won't fully understand it.

Kyle

This year, I’d say they are an improvement or two from being 10-11 win team and a surprise or two from being a national champion contender. As always, we won’t know for sure until this fall.

As a program, Oklahoma State has definitely risen to relevance in the last ten years but will need a couple more 2011-type years and a couple less 2014-type years in the next ten to take the next step.

Austin

Forever underdogs (but we like it that way).

Last week we predicted the number of sacks OSU’s defense would get. So, this week predict the amount of sacks allowed. (The Pokes allowed 32 last year which was fourth least in the conference.)

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Gallagher

It'll be better but not that much better. 26-28?

Jake

At least 25 but not more than last year.

Robert

I say 25, because Mason learned last season the hard way.

Phillip

Somewhere between 30-28.

Christopher

Overall, the offensive line has to be better. Obviously, the expectation is Mason will be stronger and wiser. So, I would definitely expect this to trend in the right direction. I'll agree with the optimistic end of Phillip's prediction and say 28 sounds about right.

Josh Elias

The experience this group gained last season will translate to a more successful season in 2016. An addition, or two, to this rotation will also help improve from last season. They allow 26 sacks this season.

Kyle

If we are using last year as a gauge for the league, I’ll go with 28 for 2016. That’s a tangible improvement but realistic. The teams that ranked ahead of OSU were Texas Tech at 27 (more mobile QB), TCU at 18 (good o-line and more mobile QB) and Baylor with a ridiculous 15 and one of the best offensive lines in the country last season.

Ending in the teens is ridiculous with the amount of plays from scrimmage TCU and Baylor had last season.

Austin

This o-line group is heavily criticized, and constantly dogged. They all have another year's experience together, and I expect them to prove to everyone that they aren't the weakest link on this chain. I didn't answer with a number, because it doesn't matter. They just simply need to be better.

Bonus question: If Mike Gundy keeps it, how many wins will the mullet add?

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Gallagher

We will not lose a game this year as long as the mullet stays.

Jake

I agree with Gallagher. Mullet stays, we win.

Robert

The Gullet will either be good luck, or a wonderful distraction. Bottom line...win Bedlam, or shave his head.

Phillip

I actually think the mullet comes off his head and returns a punt in Bedlam for the game winner.

Christopher

I cannot wait to see Gundy tuck the mullet into his collar when its long enough. If/when that happens, I fully expect other coaches to just forfeit out of fear/respect.

Josh Elias

Gundy's Mullet leads the Pokes to a Big XII Championship, wins "Big XII Newcomer of the Year", Heisman Trophy Runner-Up (Snubbed by some SEC bias).

Kyle

The “Gullet” can only stay if it get’s really long and obnoxious and makes him take on a more cavalier persona. I’m talking fake punts in the fourth quarter of blow-out wins.

Austin

Ummm... I can't wait until we make it to the CFB Playoff and the entire team has Gundy Mullets.