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Details for Oklahoma State Spring Football Game Announced

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Football season is in its dead months, but it won’t be for long.

Oklahoma State announced its spring dates on Tuesday. It will open spring practice on March 6, and the spring football game will be on April 15.

Coming off a successful 10-3 season that culminated with an Alamo Bowl win over Colorado, expectations haven’t been this high since this guy was in the orange and black.

Here are three things to watch as football ramps up in the offseason.

1. The race for QB2 is open, but Wudtee is the favorite

A season has passed and once again OSU is in a familiar spot as last season. Mason Rudolph is firmly entrenched as the starter, but once again, QB2 appears wide open.

Redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee has been on campus for a full season. He has the dual-threat ability and arm strength to emerge as a likely candidate. But with true freshman early enrollee Jelani Woods in Stillwater, will he emerge as a challenger for the No. 2 spot? Or would a redshirt year be best for him?

2. The young stable of running backs

All-American Justice Hill is set to miss spring, according to a report from The Oklahoman, as he recovers from shoulder surgery. That opens up opportunities for a number of guys — none of which are incoming freshmen. Chuba Hubbard won’t arrive until the summer, neither will J.D. King. That will leave Jeff Carr and La’Darren Brown the most likely candidates to benefit from extra reps. Brown, a former track star and speedster from DeSoto, sat last season with a redshirt. He could turn some heads in the spring.

3. Who will emerge on the offensive line under Josh Henson?

OSU has new blood in Josh Henson replacing Greg Adkins. A former four-year letterman and offensive lineman at Oklahoma State, Henson was an assistant last year so he knows what he’s stepping into.

Henson has a lot to work with. Outside of replacing Victor Salako at left tackle and Jesse Robinson, the group is promising. Zach Crabtree returns, as does Brad Lundblade, Marcus Keyes, and Larry Williams. The obvious need here is developing a left tackle and depth across all fronts.

Matt Kegel, Dylan Galloway, and Teven Jenkins — all 3 who redshirted in 2016 — could be called on to step up in the spring, along with junior college prospect Arlington Hambright, who is already on campus.

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