September 9, 2007

Sunday afternoon quarterback

It's only about 20 hours since the end of the Oklahoma State-Florida Atlantic and the major buzz with the Cowboys is still the quarterback situation.

For those that might have missed it or chose to visit Mongolia this weekend, Bobby Reid got off to a slow start before getting injured on arguably his best play of the night - an 11-yard scamper to move the Pokes within striking distance of a score. The Cowboys scored on the drive, which came in the last seconds of the first quarter. And when the second quarter got going, backup Zac Robinson took the field, playing the rest of the game. Robinson ended up throwing for 250 yards and three touchdowns and led the Cowboys to an easy 42-6 win over the Owls.

So it's natural that the media peppered head coach Mike Gundy with questions concerning the QB situation in the weekly Sunday teleconference this afternoon.

Even with the play of Robinson last night, Gundy reiterated that no starter on his team loses a job due to injury. When asked if Reid would practice today - the team's normal schedule is altered because of the Friday game at Troy - the third-year head coach said that he believes Reid should be able to practice today. While he added that he never discusses injuries, Reid practicing today would signal that he was held out for precautionary reasons only, though that's mere speculation.

As for Robinson, Gundy stands by his assessment of him from last night after viewing the game film.

"There's nothing more to go into that thought," Gundy said. "Just about what I said (last night). He played pretty good and missed a couple of reads, and that's all there really is to it."

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