Oklahoma State Cowboys
Head coach Mike Gundy named Clint Chelf the Oklahoma State starting quarterback on Wednesday, The Enid News & Eagle reports.
Speculation that Chelf would beat out J.W. Walsh and Wes Lunt for the starting job was running rampant as early as last week, when The Oklahoman‘s Gina Mizell wrote “expect” Chelf to officially get the nod.
Chelf, Lunt and Walsh all took meaningful snaps in 2012. Lunt was the Cowboys’ initial starter as a true freshman, but struggled through injuries much of the campaign. Lunt could redshirt in 2013. Discussion of him taking a medical redshirt surfaced last October, though never came to fruition.
Injuries continue to mount for an already-depleted USC roster. One week after tight end suffered Xavier Grimble suffered a “fractured chest”, and two removed from leading rusher Silas Redd going down with torn meniscus, wide receiver George Farmer tore his ACL and MCL. Farmer will miss 2013, Reign of Troy reports.
Farmer began his Trojan career at running back, but was used sparingly. He converted back to his original position at wide receiver in 2012, but appeared only in USC’s routs of the Hawai’i Warriors and Colorado Buffaloes.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The departure of 2012 recruits Davonte Neal and Justin Ferguson leaves Notre Dame with a pressing need to recruit wide receivers more aggressively in 2014, says Slap The Sign.
The Fighting Irish are in the mix for Corey Holmes, a four-star prospect out of Fort Lauderdale.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Fighting Gobbler has the camouflage helmet Virginia Tech will wear for military appreciation in 2013. The Hokies sported several different lids in 2012, including one honoring both the victims of the Newtown massacre and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, during the team’s Champs Sports Bowl defeat of Rutgers.
Virginia Tech’s military appreciation helmet makes its debut Sept. 21, when the Hokies face Marshall.