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Daily Bullets (January 11)

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Just Off the Podium

TulsaWorld’s Guerin Emig is giving the Pokes a solid pre-season power ranking (fourth) – and pointing to the right question.

Seems that 2018 swings on Gundy’s go-to position. If you’re anticipating the arrival of Spencer Sanders and wondering if a true freshman can capably take the reins from an upperclassman like Rudolph, maybe you should rewatch the second half of the national championship.

This isn’t to say Sanders is the second coming of Tua Tagovaiola, but we can deduce this much: Either you have it or you don’t. The Cowboys had better hope Sanders has it. [TulsaWorld]

It’s so wild how Gundy can cover up holes with a quarterback and Texas can’t fill up enough hills to cover the gap at quarterback.

Scoring by Committee

Can three talented offensive players equal one Jawun Evans?

The Cowboys’ offensive stars, like Jeffrey Carroll and Tavarius Shine, maintain team-first attitudes. Graduate transfer Kendall Smith is working to find the best ways for him to lead the team at point guard.

“Every single play is competitive,” said Smith, who transferred from Cal State Northridge. “You can’t take plays off. And when you’re a leader on the team, you’ve got to come out and prove that every single night.” [NewsOK]

It’s really nice to have a team-first approach – and it’s easy to cheer for. Feels like that’s a big differentiator in college basketball and the pros. As long as somebody’s on to take that last shot!

OSU and NCAA Notes

Sign me up for four-games-and-redshirt….Porter chats with HCS about the 2017 season….Check the initial Heisman odds for 2018….Nick Saban’s dynasty is climbing the charts (and he’s got quite a following)….See how USA Today graded OSU’s 2018 season

This could be saucy, shades of O’Brien at Penn State here.

Talk about staying power.

Props to OSU GA for landing this gig.

The new ones are growing on me but I’ll take what Big Country’s got in first.

Bob Stoops is a shoe-in for this.

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