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August 8, 2012

3 p.m. Sports Minute

STILLWATER, Okla. — It didn't come as much of a surprise to Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy that former Cowboy Brandon Weeden was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns on Monday.

"I don't know a lot about the NFL, but I kind of guessed that if they took him in the first round and going to put that kind of money in him that they were going to put him out there and start him," Gundy said following Tuesday's practice. "I'm sure that he's handled the situation very well ... and probably proven to them that he gives them the best chance to win games."

Weeden was drafted 22nd overall in the first round by the Browns, who hadn't had much success with former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as the starter. McCoy went 4-9 as the Browns' starter last season, throwing 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Weeden, who signed a deal worth about $8.1 million over four years, leads a group of three Browns quarterbacks with Big 12 ties. Third-string quarterback Seneca Wallace, a 10-year NFL veteran, played college football at Iowa State.

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