Why Mike Gundy is Right to Stick With Spencer Sanders

Originally published at: https://pistolsfiringblog.com/why-mike-gundy-is-right-to-stick-with-spencer-sanders/

Three thoughts on what it means now and moving forward.

I imagine that a week from now we’ll be reading an article from PFB on “Why Gundy Was Right to Bench Sanders” against K State with either the pokes barely escaping with a win or leaving Manhattan with a close loss.

As long as Shane Illingworth doesn’t play again no one can prove Gundy was wrong.

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One problem with this story is that mason was a true freshman when his # starts
Sanders is in his 5th semester.
There really is no but Bobby Reid to compare to.

I will say this if u are going to bench some after 2 turnovers u don’t tell them.

I’m ‘all in’ on Gundy’s decision and Sanders as QB1 …the ROI is just too compelling … I am not a Gundy ‘homer’ by no means … (I’ve been an 11 yr critic of Gundy’s recruiting strategy/results) … but, I’ve waited a long time for a QB like Sanders to appear in Stilly and we finally got ONE!

I’ve already said what happened with Texas. Not going to get into opinions, u never fight a one legged dog. But this I need to clear up this. We finally got one, what is one. A 4 star qb, no we had one of them before. One could run, no we had that too racial challenged no we’ve had that. Qb that puts up a ton of turnovers we’ve had that too. Sanders is Bobbie reid 2.0 but if its was a running qb we had them. Even corndog could run he only 15 yds per year game less then Spencer. But threw for 4000 yds.

I expect the next time he turns the ball over he gets benched. What worries me though is we go to a K State team with not many athletes and Sanders can play like he did in high school and just out athlete people and everyone goes nuts about how good he is and why it was the right move to stick with him and then when we go down south in 2 weeks against 4 and 5 star athletes we get a repeat of Texas and lose in bedlam.

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Here is my “Hot Take”, though I don’t think it should be that controversial… All of this is fine Mr. Gundy, provided that Sanders actually makes the adjustments you believe he should, AND further, that we go on to finish this season with a conference title (at the VERY LEAST, contending for one in the Big 12 Championship)…

However, given Gundy’s complete unwillingness, (and history of such) to make any major in season position changes unless forced, and given so much returning talent in a rare season featuring lackluster play by both conference “blue blood” programs… Should the team fall short of the conference title game, and do so because of these obvious adjustments that Gundy failed to implement, and the incredible talents he is still currently not taking full advantage of… Coach Mike Gundy should be spending as much time on the Cowboy sideline next year as Hubbard and Wallace will likely be…

By that I mean NONE AT ALL… Let’s see if the artist formerly known as “The Mullet”, can actually take advantage of the promise this team still provides, and can salvage some national respect, a conference title, and just maybe an outside shot at a playoff birth… Or if like sooo many other seasons at Oklahoma State, will he squander an abundance of talent backed by a truck load of hope from the Cowboy faithful, and fall short of what should have been the easiest path to a Big 12 Championship in decades (if ever!).

Between now and then, we have half of a season, 2 ranked road opponents, a massive in state rivalry game, and several lackluster teams that would love nothing more then to upset whatever hopes our fan base is still holding onto. Let’s see what Gundy still has up his sleeve, because if he doesn’t display a few more coaching magic tricks as promised, we may just see him disappear…

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Spencer Sanders is the Tony Romo of college football currently. He will look great at times and may have some monster games, but there will always be 2-3 turnovers attached to the stat line for him.

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So you’ve waited for a QB that hands free points to the other team and can’t read a defense or go through progressions properly to save his life?

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If they would’ve played him in 2018 instead of Corndog he probably would be well groomed by now and not be making this many mistakes. You can thank Mike Gundy for that one.

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I do thank Gundy for playing corndog in 2018

You could have Tom Brady playing for OSU and Gundy would still find a way to lose in Norman.

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That one leg dog is running free.

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I’m about 90% certain this is exactly what we can expect. There is nothing Gundy has shown me to make me think any other different scenario is possible.

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Because no one else could take that team to 9th in the conference.

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Didnt read where I’m not fight with one leg dogs. Yes I would be completely happy to have corndog on this team.

Don’t worry there’s still time to get 9th.

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Because Gundy likes not winning the Conference Championship and going to lack luster, no name Bowls. They continually help him get healthy raises.