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Daily Bullets (Apr. 9): Spencer Sanders’ Big Reason to Win

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Reviewing the pants off of the swipe by Virginia last night wore me out. I get that it was the right call but it’s not worth diving into the details like that.


Bullets Rundown

• Sanders’ big reason to win the battle
• Pick Rick at Augusta
• Justice’s fantasy prospects


OSU Bullets

• As if it was necessary to point out, the biggest reason Spencer Sanders should start over Dru Brown is biological.

(I)t is clear that Sanders is three-to-four inches taller than Brown. That makes a difference. Sanders is faster, more explosive, but we knew that. That adds up to being able to see better downfield. It adds up to being more explosive as a runner. Sanders is a former track athlete in high school that may be one of the top five and certainly is one of the top 10 fastest players on the football squad.

Both players have good arm strength and we’ve seen it before, but Sanders has more range with his arm. Dating back to when he first arrived on campus, he and Cornelius were the only quarterbacks that could overthrow receivers on the vertical routes. [GoPokes]

You can say it’s Dru Brown because he makes fewer mistakes – it seems Gundy values that. But part of playing Taylor Cornelius last year was his capacity to get the ball to all of his receivers allowing the offense to blossom (on occasion).

I think Spencer Sanders can work out the kinks and his capacity to do the latter is most important.

Rickie Fowler is a popular pick in Augusta this year.

After a near-miss last year when he finished one stroke out of a playoff with Patrick Reed, Fowler has now played 34 consecutive major championships without a win — or as it’s known in the golf world, half a Sergio [Garcia]. He’s always an easy pull and especially so this year after nearly doing the deed in 2018. [CBS Sports]

• Here’s an important question: how good will Justice Hill be for your fantasy football team?

Hill flashed major athleticism at the combine, leading running backs in the 40-yard dash (4.40), vertical jump (40 inches), and broad jump (10’10”). While Hill’s size doesn’t profile for three-down work at the pro level, his big play upside is tough to ignore for fantasy purposes. In the right landing spot, Hill could make an immediate impact. [Pro Football Focus]

PFF has Hill as their No. 8 rookie running back, a solid number considering there are dozens in consideration. When analysts can point to your production and athleticism and only qualify your ceiling by your frame, that’s not a bad place to be.

• This was an interesting comment by Boone – that the Pokes might be open to bringing Maurice Calloo back. 

• Pre-NCG but good look at how a coach from Texas Tech went about rallying his players


Non-OSU Bullets

• The science of not arguing about everything

• Freeing read on why (when) we’re not responsible for other people’s feelings

• The science behind why some couples look alike