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OSU football spring position preview: Is it Taylor Cornelius' time at quarterback?

“Corndog” is the nickname Mike Gundy and Mason Rudolph, among others, have used for Taylor Cornelius, the most experienced quarterback on Oklahoma State’s roster.

In 2018, most experienced means Cornelius has thrown 24 career passes, mostly in garbage time as Rudolph’s backup for the past two seasons.

But the 6-foot-6, fifth-year senior from Bushland, Texas, will get every opportunity to set himself apart from the others with a strong spring.
This is the first in Mark Cooper's spring football preview by position series. I'll be back with future previews as he posts them, likely one per day.
 
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I have Mark Cooper's next entry: OSU football spring position preview: Justice Hill is now the star of this offense, but he has plenty of help in the backfield

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Whomever becomes Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback in 2018 will have to feel lucky when they look to their side in the backfield.

Justice Hill ranks seventh among running backs returning to college football next season with 2,609 rushing yards. The junior has been both durable and consistent in his time in Stillwater. He has at least 90 yards rushing in 17 of OSU’s last 23 games and scored a touchdown in 11 of 13 games this season.

What’s the ceiling for Hill this season? He’ll almost surely be a preseason All-Big 12 pick and should get some preseason All-American consideration. For OSU to continue to place in the top three of the league -- a place Oklahoma State has finished in each of the last three years -- it will need Hill to play up to those standards.
 
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Here is the latest from Mark Cooper...

OSU football spring preview: Replacing all-time great playmakers, a new defense and more to watch

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oklahoma State football without Mason Rudolph and James Washington begins.

And without Marcell Ateman. And Tre Flowers. And Chad Whitener.

This spring marks a transition from an era of OSU football that produced three consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time in school history. For Mike Gundy and the coaching staff, it’s the first spring in which Oklahoma State faces quarterback uncertainty since 2014.

Oh, and there’s a new defensive coordinator, too.
 
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The latest from Mark Cooper: With players both familiar and unknown, Cowboys prepared to reload at receiver

We know Oklahoma State was absurdly rich at wide receiver last season.

What the Cowboys have returning despite losing three potential NFL draft picks is exhibit A.

Jalen McCleskey, Dillon Stoner and Tyron Johnson each produced 100-yard performances in the second half of last season. McCleskey caught five passes for 109 yards at Iowa State. Stoner caught four for 113 against Kansas -- and caught a touchdown in each of the final four games. Johnson hauled in four passes for 118 yards and two scores in Bedlam.

Three players, all capable of catches 50 passes or going for 1,000 yards in 2018. And that doesn’t include Tylan Wallace, the elite prospect who played his way onto the field as a true freshman.
 
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The question has already been answered regarding Dru Brown, but as long as you all brough him up, we did a good feature on him last month...

Coming out of high school, Dru Brown did not receive a single FBS offer.

Not a single FCS offer, either.

“I’ve kind of always kept those things with me,” he said.

He didn’t become the starting quarterback at his high school in San Mateo, California, until his senior year. At 6 feet tall, he grew used to hearing he was too small to play the position.

But Brown spent his freshman year at the College of San Mateo and excelled. He turned that year into a scholarship at the University of Hawaii, where he passed for more than 5,000 yards as a two-year starter.

The soon-to-be Hawaii graduate felt he was being called to something else — a larger school — and decided that, for his final year of eligibility, he wanted to survey his options at power-conference schools.

Which is how he became Oklahoma State’s newest quarterback.
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Mark Cooper's latest spring football update: Like the rest of the offense, Oklahoma State’s offensive line is in transition

While the conversation this spring will center on who replaces Rudolph -- and James Washington, and Marcell Ateman -- in this explosive offense, Oklahoma State’s offensive line also enters a period of change.

Two players who started games in four consecutive seasons are gone. So is graduate transfer left tackle Aaron Cochran, a player who provided stability for a line that improved year over year.

Larry Williams is the wild card this spring. Offensive line coach Josh Henson won’t use Williams in practice until it’s known whether or not he is granted another year of eligibility. Williams, who participated in OSU’s pro day, said he’ll find out around April 18. If he comes back to Oklahoma State, he solidifies the right guard position.
 
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Gundy feels this RB group could be as deep and talented as any in the country. Would like to lower Hill’s carries to around 16 a game and use RB by committee behind him. Says King is obviously a pound it out guy and then Hubbard and LD Brown bring the sprinters element to the game.
 

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Gundy feels this RB group could be as deep and talented as any in the country. Would like to lower Hill’s carries to around 16 a game and use RB by committee behind him. Says King is obviously a pound it out guy and then Hubbard and LD Brown bring the sprinters element to the game.
I'll go ahead and say the same thing we say every year. I hope we have the line to support the skill players.
 

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Gundy feels this RB group could be as deep and talented as any in the country. Would like to lower Hill’s carries to around 16 a game and use RB by committee behind him. Says King is obviously a pound it out guy and then Hubbard and LD Brown bring the sprinters element to the game.
Hill needs at least 20 touches per game.
The game situation will dictate it. Depending on how the QB performs we might wind up using him more out of pure need


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