Bailey will definitely handle the kicking, but special teams coordinator and associate head coach Joe DeForest said he is considering both Bailey and left-footed punter Michael Reichenstein for the punting chores. Warm-ups on Wednesday night may be the final decision maker.
There are all kinds of scenarios that could play out with this hire, from inside the program to outside the program to a single coordinator to co-coordinators. One thing is certain, Gundy is likely to hire a coach that is more conservative in personality to continue to coach this wide open spread attack.
In other words, look for the plan to stay the same but the man directing the plan to be a little different than the previous coordinator.
Dana Holgorsen was different than just about any coach that we have seen at Oklahoma State and that difference may be part of the secret to his success. Our guess is his schooling in the offense and a really high football IQ had more to do with it. Holgorsen is a coach that admits to conforming sometimes, but Gundy may be looking for a coach that conforms more often.
"It's been great, really, cause he's the grownup on the team," said Adcock. "He stepped right into the leadership role. He already knew what was going on, he'd been around the block a few times. Everybody already knew who the leader of our team was. It was nice."
Adcock says there are other times that Weeden is just one of the guys, and acts as young as they are.
"You can just tell, when we're in the locker room and everything, he just seems like another 21-year-old man, that's about it." added the offensive tackle. "You don't even notice he's 27, he's just like a regular player."