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Daily Bullets (Nov. 6): CADE “Program-Changing” CUNNINGHAM



Where were you the moment you learned that Cade Cunningham committed? I can’t wait for Bryce Thompson’s decision (next Tuesday).

Bullets Rundown

• CADE CUNNINGHAM content central – is he the best?
• Chuba falls forward
• Defense closing games


• WBB: Cowgirls 62, Idaho 47

OSU Bullets

Cade Cunningham content:
10 Thoughts
Dominoes that could fall
Emergency podcast
Social media reactions

Also – is he the most impactful recruit to sign to play college sports for OSU? 

(Bobby) Reid was the 35th-best prospect in the country, which is a big deal but not as big of a deal as a player who’s going to potentially be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The previous biggest basketball recruit was Le’Bryan Nash who was No. 8 in the nation. Le’Bryan never felt like this. [PFB]

A more refined comment could be ” is CC the most highly touted player to commit to play a sport for OSU?” Outside of some of the wrestling studs and a golfer here and there, the answer is undoubtedly yes.

• Something that Chuba Hubbard consistently impresses with is his capacity to turn a negative run into something.

But for as big and fun and impactful as those plays were, Hubbard separates from every other running back in college football with how he turns nothing into something. He takes doomed runs and makes 5 or 6 yards all the time.

Those plays aren’t often remembered, but on the Cowboys’ final offensive possession Saturday, Hubbard had three of them. They went for 3, 8 and 4 yards. Nothing big. But each could’ve easily been half of what it was. [NewsOK]

• What a difference a couple of weeks a football makes, right?

Things look better for OSU after pulling out a couple of wins against Iowa State and TCU. The whole program is getting a pick me up as a result of having played competent defense and getting back to back solid games from (Spencer) Sanders. Their inevitable assault on OU’s perimeter defense with spread-option tactics is going to make for compelling television. [Concerning Sports]

“Competent defense” goes a long way with a Mike Gundy team. The offense has hardly been inept, scoring over 30 points in each win. But the defense being able to close has been a wonderful development – a new way for the Pokes to win games.

• Mike Gundy chimed in on an ESPN piece on expansion with the College Football Playoff

• This was my second favorite tweet from last night:

Non-OSU Bullets

• I liked this read on two different types of business models
Kobe Bryant talking about his craft is wild
• Great faith-based read on faithfulness via the work of a farmer

Watched this 50’s movie earlier this week – fantastic. The family dynamics around parenting were super insightful.

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  1. Matt M

    November 7 at 1:29 pm

    I realize the faith based article you linked is an analogy for a Christian’s faithfulness to God, but using the example of a slave and master feels extremely tone deaf…think before you post.

  2. richard kennedy

    November 7 at 1:31 pm

    What a rich dichotomy.

    From “impactful” Recruit (presumably based upon Recruiting Stars) immediately to the Nations top Running Back if not the top college football player in the land (Chuba) despite his lack of Recruiting Stars.

    And the irony flavored icing atop that contradiction cake: the references to the undrafted two year contributors; Recruiting Star Studs, Bobby Reid and Le’Bryan Nash.

    My oh my, those Recruiting Stars are some powerful stuff.

    • richard kennedy

      November 7 at 2:00 pm

      Is it possible to be retroactively as excited about receiving a commitment from Chuba on May 8th of 2016, as we are about Cunningham today?

    • Chris Stover

      November 7 at 1:56 pm

      Umm Chuba was a 4 star recruit. So there’s that.

  3. James

    November 7 at 1:32 pm

    So the slave owner made his slave work soil that could never bear crops just so the slave owner could be impressed with his slave’s “faithfulness”. And there is a biblical message to this?

  4. OKstate Grad

    November 7 at 1:32 pm

    Hubbard has more yards on 17 carries (744) than all but 35 other players in the entire country. Trusty google claims there are around 12,500 division 1 college football players. This means 0.0028% of football players in America have more yards for their entire season than Hubbard has on 17 carries. I think there’s a trophy that’s supposed to be awarded to players with stats as ridiculous as this one.

    • peteisabadman

      November 7 at 2:01 pm

      The Doak Walker award right? I’m kidding.

      It would be nice if one of the bloggers could give us an assessment of the current Heisman race. It would also be nice to give us some Hubbard comps compared to say the past two Heisman winning running backs.

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