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Despite changes, Oklahoma State’s offensive changes won’t be as drastic as you might think.

Despite changes, Oklahoma State’s offensive changes won’t be as drastic as you might think.

With many new faces on the offensive side of the ball, the Oklahoma State football team will have one constant to rely on, the playbook. 

When OSU travels to Corvallis, OR. to face Oregon State on Aug. 30, there will be a few significant new faces on offense for the Cowboys. 

OSU will feature a new offensive coordinator in Sean Gleeson, a new quarterback in either redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders or redshirt senior Dru Brown and a new lead running back in Chuba Hubbard. 

Despite the shift in personnel both on the field and on the sideline one thing has been made clear, there will be no drastic shift in scheme for OSU. 

“We’re going to run the same system.” Gundy said.

Gleeson, in his first year at OSU after being hired from Princeton, will most likely be the play caller for the Cowboy offense, taking over a role similar to that of former offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich held. 

Regardless of whether or not he will change the philosophy of the Cowboy offense, OSU head coach Mike Gundy likes what he has in Gleeson as a Coordinator.

“He’s young,” Gundy said. “He’s a good technician with quarterbacks. He’s got a bright personality… He’s worked well with our staff and they’ve taken him in and worked together and I think he’s going to do very well.”

One thing the Cowboys can rely on with so many new faces is another deep, skilled wide receiver group that returns three of it’s top four pass catchers from last season. 

Junior Tylan Wallace, a Biletnikoff finalist, will lead the way along with redshirt junior Dillon Stoner, redshirt junior Landon Wolf and redshirt freshman C.J. Moore. 

Already one of the faster offenses in the country, Wallace said he thinks that the small changes to the scheme will benefit OSU. 

“We haven’t really changed up anything,” Wallace said. “I feel like that’s a good thing. Especially when we have young guys out there, being able to know already what we’re doing. I feel like if everybody knows what they are doing already only thing we can do is play faster.”

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