Wait, how many people are calling plays for OSU?

Written by Kyle Porter
Photo Attribution: USATSI

Photo Attribution: USATSI

Brendon Morris wrote a piece for Rivals on Sunday that had this quote in it:

“You can say it any way you want, but in this game, offensively, we have to find a better way to keep the football,” coach Mike Gundy said after their win over Kansas State. “That’s our fault as coaches. That’s not on the players. All five or six of us that are in communication came up with some plays, and the choice was poor.”

Do what?

First of all I don’t know what “keep the ball” means — they had one turnover which seems to me like an acceptable number.

And who are the “five or six” people calling plays?!

If you assume Gundy and Yurcich, that’s two, apparently Charlie Moore is doing it as well (called his own number on the out at the goal line), Todd Monken would probably like you to believe he’s still doing it given that he lost to a 3-9 team from 2012 as a 17-point favorite, but I just can’t come up with the other two people.

Bobby Reid?

  • OSULover

    Maybe Wick and the offensive staff…

  • GoPokes0714

    Don’t forget Walsh is calling is own passing options

  • kevin

    Its Gundy, Yurcich, Wickline, Dunn, Singleton and apparently one other coach

    • David

      thank you for an intelligent response.

  • Al Sharpton

    Can anyone else punt on the OSU team? We’ll be doing a lot of it this year as we have seen. We can’t afford any more <20 yard punts.

    • John

      I think we need a new field goal kicker more than punter. But both have been bad.

  • Mick

    It’s likely just one guy (Yurcich) calling plays. What he probably means is the 5-6 offensive coaches throughout the week working on the game plan.

    • That would make sense, and I sure as hell hope that is what he means, because otherwise this is WTF….

  • Tommy

    Speaking of Wickline, he definitely has some work to do on that offensive line.

    • David

      he’s got some *wick* to do! [Peter Griffin laugh]

  • ChanceDM

    As far as “keep the ball”, that may mean just not having 3 and outs and getting first downs.

  • Nathan

    I’ve heard some rumblings that there are “too many cooks in the kitchen” on our offense. Was told that there are alot of “offensive ideas” by assistants and Yurcich wasn’t taking control. Who knows…

  • TeaTown Cowboy

    Actually I called the flea flicker but not supposed to divulge that, lol!

  • Nate

    Geeze… If you actually watched the press conference, Gundy was talking about keeping the ball to finish out the game after the Shaun Lewis interception. Instead we again went three out, had to kick a field goal, and kick it right back them.

  • Troy

    I heard that Boone likes screen passes.