Gundy: Daxx has ‘decisions to make’ by Monday
Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman is considering a transfer and has until Monday to make his final decision.
"He’s got some decisions to make," Cowboys coach Mike Gundy told FOX Sports Southwest on Friday. "He could very well be with us or he could decide, ‘Hey, I want an opportunity to go and be the main guy at another school,’ so we just kind of have to play it by ear and see how it works."
Garman is a native of Southlake, Texas and transferred to Oklahoma State from Arizona before the 2012 season. He started eight games for the Cowboys in 2014 after J.W. Walsh suffered a season-ending foot injury on Sept. 6 against Louisiana-Lafayette. Garman, who would be a senior in 2015, completed 152-of-277 passes (54.9 percent) for 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
"He’s got to decide what he wants to do for his career and we’ve asked him to do that before spring ball starts, so we’ll know something from him the first of the week," Gundy said.
He suffered a head injury in a 28-7 loss to Texas on Nov. 15. The following week against Baylor, Gundy chose to remove true freshman Mason Rudolph’s redshirt.
Rudolph started the next three games and finished the season 49-of-86 (57 percent) for 853 yards (284.3 yards per game), six touchdowns and four interceptions. Two weeks after losing to Baylor, Rudolph helped the Cowboys snap a five-game losing streak and earned OSU’s first road win over Oklahoma since 2001.
The Cowboys also upset Washington in the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2 with Rudolph at the helm, and 12 days later, Gundy named Rudolph the team’s starting quarterback heading into spring.
"I want him to do whatever he thinks is best for himself. Selfishly, we would love for Daxx to be here, but he could decide he wants to go somewhere else and I don’t think it would surprise anybody," Gundy said. "He did a great job for us last year and made some plays for us at times. We couldn’t protect him at all."
Garman was sacked 25 times in his seven Big 12 starts behind the Big 12’s most inexperienced offensive line a year ago.
Oklahoma State signed four-star quarterback John Kolar in its 2015 recruiting class. Kolar enrolled early and will participate in spring practice alongside the now-healthy Walsh and Rudolph.