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Depth Chart Update: Adrian Baker Makes Appearance on Three-Deep



During Oklahoma State’s media availability on Monday, we got our first look at the two-deep depth chart for Week 2. The Cowboys head to Mobile, Alabama to face a directional school on Friday night.

So how much shuffling around occurred on the two-deep following Tulsa? Not much, actually. This week’s depth chart is identical to Week 1’s except for one name and still has ORs in spades at positions like backup running back and defensive end.

So the one difference is that Clemson grad transfer Adrian Baker is now included as a possible backup to A.J. Green, along with Malik Kearse. Baker didn’t dress for the Tulsa game and Mike Gundy was asked about that during Monday’s press conference.

“His situation is clearing up a little bit, and hopefully he’ll get a few reps in there, and we’ll see how he comes along,” Gundy said. But he was insistent again that Baker will play. The veteran cornerback is apparently still working to get back to 100 percent from a knee injury sustained over a year before he ever decided to come to OSU.

Some notable things that did not change: running back depth, kicker depth and punt returner.

J.D. King galloped 71 yards on his second attempt for the first score of his career. The true freshman averaged 15.8 yards per carry on six tries behind Justice Hill. Redshirt freshman LD Brown chipped in 92 yards of his with a 73-yard score. And we didn’t see world-class Canadian speedster Chuba Hubbard who is still eligible to redshirt. But it appears redshirting him, although obviously still an option, isn’t 100% the plan yet. It’s yet to be determined if he’ll play or redshirt this season.

After going 1-for 2 and missing a 33-yard field goal, it appears Matt Ammendola will remain as the No. 1 option for now. The sophomore is still getting the hang of things and had just attempted one kick in his career before last Thursday. He struggled with consistency on the short kicks as far back as spring camp. There’s no doubt Ammendola has a home run leg but OSU needs him to get on base consistently as well.

Despite an ill-advised punt return attempt that was fumbled in OSU’s end zone — of which Mike Gundy said he knew better — Jalen McCleskey is still listed atop the depth chart for punt returner. Stoner is the the No. 2.

The Jaguars of South Alabama should provide another opportunity for Oklahoma State to give its backups and young players some burn before the Cowboys head to western Pennsylvania in Week 3.

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