A Swing Thing for Weeden and Uihlein

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:26 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 30, 2010 10:1 PM CDT

We sort of stumbled onto a nice tie-in at the first OSU weekly news conference of the football season. When asked about how he felt going into his first start as a college quarterback, Brandon Weeden said he’s ready to go- to the golf course. Alright, that sounds like a red flag thing for skittish fans but Weeden and the Cowboys have Mondays off during the season, so he and 4 friends had a 1:30 tee time. And he didn’t say he wasn’t ready for the Washington State Cougars, it’s just that a lot’s been made of his being "older," and when you’re "getting up there in age," you start to gravitate to the links for a myriad of reasons.

Ok, enough with the fun at the 26 year old’s expense, but he was serious about a Monday tee time. Funny then, how current US Amateur champ Peter Uihlein was brought to the podium some 40 minutes later. After talking about how cool the whole week was and how he’s looking forward to playing alongside Phil Mickelson in next year’s Masters and then teeing it up in the US Open and the British Open, Uihlein said he’s seen Weeden out at Karsten Creek and that he’s heard the QB could play some. Apparently it’s not just the current signal caller, either. Uihlein said he played alongside former OSU quarterback Zac Robinson and that he’s anticipating a round with Weeden.

For his part, Weeden said he shot a 77 the last time out.

For Uihlein’s part, the US Am winner said he won’t be turning pro anytime soon, that he’s a 4-year guy at OSU.

That’s four, not foremaybe even for Weeden.