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You could make an argument that Oklahoma State has compelling position battles just about everywhere. From wide receiver to the secondary, the Cowboys lose so much.
But the position that garners the most intrigue year in and year out is quarterback. That's a large question mark for the Pokes, not to mention that head coach Mike Gundy will keep the starting quarterback a secret all the way up until the first snap of the season.
J.W. Walsh is presumably the front-runner, but he didn't do much in 2013 to indicate the job was his for the taking. As a redshirt sophomore, Walsh regressed, throwing for 1,333 yards, with nine touchdowns and five interceptions, after throwing for 1,564 yards, with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions, in 2012.
The Cowboys have no experience at quarterback beyond Walsh, but early enrollee Mason Rudolph could push for the starting job. After all, Gundy went with freshman Wes Lunt to start the 2012 season.