Mike Gundy Names Alan Bowman Oklahoma State’s Starting Quarterback for 2023

It took long enough but, hey, that’s just the world we live in.

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy named Alan Bowman the Cowboys’ next starting quarterback on Thursday during his media luncheon. The announcement confirms a notion OSU fans had invested in since the former Texas Tech star committed in January.


Bowman came to Stillwater as one of the more proven and experienced passers in college football. Including a Covid year and a medical redshirt, this will be the sixth college season for Bowman, between three Power Five programs.

In just 26 games, Bowman has amassed 5,329 passing yards and 34 touchdowns to 18 just interceptions.

Bowman got his start playing for Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech before injury and health issues saw him sidelined. He then transferred to the University of Michigan where he spent the last two years but found himself buried in the depth chart beneath the likes of Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy.

Some fans would have loved for Gundy to name a starter early (or prior to) fall camp. But with advent of the transfer portal, expect announcements like this — even if the decision is clear-cut — to be teased out later than they used to be.