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Daily Bullets (Dec. 12): Recent Stud Running Backs Not Invited to NY for the Heisman



Chuba’s not playing in the bowl game… right? 

Bullets Rundown

• Other incredible running backs weren’t awarded Heisman trips
• Six-point line? Tell me who plays
• OSU running back q’s

OSU Bullets

• Given recent numbers, it shouldn’t be surprising that Chuba Hubbard wasn’t invited to NYC for the Heisman ceremony.

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is one of six running backs in the previous 10 years to have rushed for at least 1,900 yards before the bowl game to not be named a Heisman finalist.

Taylor rushed for 2,194 yards last year, with 1,989 coming before the bowl game. Taylor wasn’t a Heisman finalist last year. He and Hubbard both rushed for more than 1,900 yards this season. Neither was invited to New York. [TulsaWorld]


Taylor had essentially the same season Chuba had last year but couldn’t break that quarterback vice grip on the award.

• Looking at the Texas Bowl in the context of other bowl games – so much of this game’s appeal relies on who plays in the game.

This one’s all about the Cowboys. Does Spencer Sanders heal in time to give it a full go at quarterback? Does Chuba Hubbard decide to give it one last run before turning pro? Mike Gundy sounded optimistic Sunday night, but let’s see what the near future brings.

Bovada odds: A&M by 6

Early thought: Gundy is 9-4 in bowls, and 7-2 since 2010. He’ll have his team ready, but he’ll need both Sanders and Hubbard to knock off the Aggies. Stay tuned. [TulsaWorld]

The merry-go-round in OSU’s backfield finally stops spinning as the backup isn’t a semi-NFL ready back. But if Spencer Sanders and Chuba Hubbard were to play (I’d give you a ten percent chance of that happening) – you can see the Cowboys getting some real action on a six-point line. 

• The announcement that Jahmyl Jeter will transfer came out yesterday – and OSU’s running back situation continues to confuse.

Are you really going into 2020 with a top three at running back of (LD) Brown- (Dez) Jackson- (Deondrick) Glass, the latter two of which are completely unproven at this level? And also with no freshmen coming in (at least as of now)? Maybe they get a late gift in Daniyel Ngata who turns into their Justice Hill, but it doesn’t look great right now! [PFB]

I’m not sure why Jeter is leaving – he’d have a mile of leash and every opportunity to win the job outright. But I suppose he will too in south Texas, and maybe have some confidence he can compete at a lower level.

• Cowboy Baseball schedule is out:

• Former Cowboy running backs coach (turned Oregon offensive coordinator) Marcus Arroyo landed the UNLV head coaching job – he’ll give Boise a run for their money in two years.

• The circle of life in college football:

Non-OSU Bullets

• Fascinated by this new kind of apple out – it’ll be tough to dislodge me from team #pinklady
• This by NYT on the dynamics around accepting advice was interesting
Solid writing in this faith-based blogpost  on the German word “sehnsucht” – a longing for home
• Finished the sequel/addition to “Good to Great” earlier this week, specifically for the not-for-profit sector – a very solid read if you work/volunteer in that space

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