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Daily Bullets (Feb. 4): Limited Vacancy in the 2020 Class, Dunn Not Sweating the Attrition



As excited as I get when OSU signs a four-star (or bummed when they don’t), it’s good perspective to see they’re not all a sure thing. 

Bullets Rundown

• Limited vacancy in the 2020 class
• The turning point/cause for a downfall this season
• Dunn not sweating the attrition

OSU Bullets

• With signing day coming up tomorrow, what else could Mike Gundy be looking to add?

In a move that wasn’t obvious but could be important, OSU hosted junior-college quarterback Ethan Bullock on an official visit over the weekend. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound product of San Francisco City College could be a target to fill the Dru Brown role as Spencer Sanders’ backup, giving OSU some added depth at a position that has only three scholarship players.

Including walk-ons, the five quarterbacks on the roster will be redshirt sophomores or younger in the fall. [NewsOK]

I believe OSU had three scholarships left coming down the stretch – one will go to the Mizzou corner, one to the juco linebacker, and that leaves one for a QB or another transfer.

• This is Cowboy Basketball’s unanswerable question for the season – how did the season so dramatically change?

Following (Boynton’s) first “full” recruiting class that generated some interest and excitement, OSU started the season 7-0 which gave plenty of people hope for the future. Zero losses and the absolute pummeling of Syracuse and Ole Miss by 14 and 41 points, respectively, to win the Preseason NIT tournament, utilizing the entire lot of freshmen, had everyone thinking about the NCAA tournament.

Then Isaac Likekele gets mononucleosis? That’s it? That’s the only thing standing between the 7-0 start and going 2-13 after that? [CRFF]

Likekele’s injury is certainly the dividing line but with his return, losses have continued to pile up.

• Tell me if this is the voice of concern from offensive coordinator/receivers coach Kasey Dunn over losing four pieces of his depth chart:

“I hate to lose any guys,” Dunn told me. “We will be okay. We’ve got guys that can make plays that are proven. Tylan (Wallace), Dillon (Stoner), Landon (Wolf), and Braydon (Johnson) are all back. I’m really excited about (red-shirt freshman) Langston Anderson. Have you seen Rashod (Owens)?”

Owens had been on campus for his official visit and Dunn was excited to see him and mentioned that all the freshmen, Brennen Presley and Matt Polk too could help out as freshmen. [Pokes Report]

Asking a couple of freshmen to factor into the two-deep isn’t ideal but having four proven contributors is definitely a hot commodity.

• This is pretty serious hardware for the former Poke – four Super Bowls!

• Pokes landed a (non-scholarship, surely) long-snapper for the latest class:

Non-OSU Bullets

• This HBR piece on measuring life was good
• Rockets looking to move Capela is wild

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