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Daily Bullets (Aug. 10): Most Viewed of the Week, OSU Bumps a Spot in Recruiting Rankings

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I enjoyed this tweet/video making the rounds yesterday interviewing those close to Coach Iba talking about how he revolutionized college basketball – great stuff from the university.


Bullets Rundown

• OSU passed K-State in the recruiting rankings
• …and did so with a three-star offensive tackle
• A small way that Chuba reminds Gundy of Barry


OSU Bullets
• Most Viewed of the Week (No. 1): Texas Landed a Five-Star and OSU Hopped over K-State in Recruiting Rankings

How appropriate that OSU would pass K-State (a relatively meaningless symbol) by their old offensive line coach signing a player? On that note, I’m fascinated by what a good FCS coach can do in the FBS – the scenario that K-State is in after hiring North Dakota State’s Chris Kleiman. He’s used to recruiting to the middle of nowhere but it’s interesting if he can get enough talent to compete. Even Carson Wentz needs an offensive line.

Also – the fact that Charlie Dickey has signed three offensive linemen (I’ll say Henson signed Eli Russ while Dickey has retained him) so far is a great sign of his recruiting prowess.

• Most Viewed of the Week (No. 2): OSU lands a Three-Star Offensive Tackle

It’s wild to me that Monroe Mills, the recent verbal commit, isn’t going to Mizzou (who had offered). I’m not sure if some teams pulled out on him after he tore his ACL but OSU is glad to have a 6’7″, 291-pound tackle bookending the line – yes, please.

It seems like over the last three years, if you wanted to guess what position OSU had most recently received a commitment from, offensive lineman would be your safest bet. OSU seems to be lining their pockets with linemen after the Bob Connelly/Greg Adkins days.

• Most Viewed of the Week (No. 3): Mike Gundy Points to a Barry Sanders-trait in Chuba Hubbard

It’s a matter of time before we all start using the phrase “he’s as pretty as they get” to start describing football player’s skill levels. The former iteration was something along the lines of just referencing a stout-running back’s capability to model (see Jeremy Smith).

The biggest thing to takeaway here is that coaches don’t want to look like dummies (if they can help it) and I don’t think Gundy would be drawing attention to a guy if he didn’t think he would deliver. Case-in-point: I haven’t heard about how pretty a defensive lineman is lately.

• Most Viewed of the Week (No. 4): Notes from Day One of Fall Camp

A couple of things here were of note – the dogfight between Patrick McKaufman and Jordan McCray for the “x” receiver spot and a note about four-star running back Deondrick Glass.

When McCray transferred in from South Alabama, he was a two-year starter not having caught more than 30 balls or racked up more than 300 yards in a season. Early word out of fall camp is that was more the result of the offensive system, not his talent level as he’s sticking it to redshirt junior Patrick McKaufman for the starting spot.

In other news, it doesn’t sound like Deondrick Glass will see immediate playing time at running back this fall on account of conditioning. It’s good to have him in the program – a year of seasoning and conditioning will be good, he just needs to be ready for when Chuba takes off.

• Most Viewed of the Week (No. 5): Sean Gleeson is Different than Previous OCs, per Gundy

Mike Gundy commented on existing differences between Sean Gleeson and his predecessors but didn’t put a lot of flesh on the bones to substantiate the comment. Gundy did note that Gleeson is picking up the offense quicker than Yurcich (#ivyleague) and that he goes about drill work a little differently.

Gleeson’s situation is much more akin to that of Mike Yurcich than Dana Holgorsen or Todd Monken, who were surefire head coaches in waiting. But Gleeson may be his own cat even from the rest.


Non-OSU Bullets

• Making new mistakes sounds like a good idea

• Arctic wolves sound like a group you don’t want to get mixed up with

• I’ll read just about anything practically applying the concept of relegation to college football (as long as Mike Gundy’s the coach at OSU)

 

 

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