PFB - Daily Bullets (Dec. 3): How the Pokes Shut Down Marquette, Dezmon Jackson Has License to Spin

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Good piece outlining how the defense shut down the Marquette offense Tuesday night – PFB says it was the zone defense


• Kasey Dunn had two keys for Dezmon Jackson’s success last Saturday:


“I told him he could hit the ‘B’ button 15 times after you get four yards,” Dunn said, referencing the button for a spin move on a video game controller. “But until you get four, you’re gonna smack it downhill, and he did.

“Our offensive line blocked, and that made calling the run plays a heck of a lot easier.”

[NewsOK]

As nice as the blocking was on Saturday – the Red Raiders are hardly the 85′ Bears on defense this year. TCU’s defense is a few slots better at stopping the run.

Jerry Jones isn’t thrilled about facing Dez Bryant this weekend, here he’s quoted on the matchup:


“I couldn’t be happier to see him on the field. Now, I’m going to be a little worried because I do know how that rascal can get up there and get a ball.”

[CBS Sports]

• Seeing national pundits pump up Cowboy Basketball is fun:


Oklahoma State was much more than Cade Cunningham and Isaac Likekele tonight. Cowboys showed bona-fide depth in tonight's win at Marquette. Impressive.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 2, 2020

• A frustrating aspect of the College Football Playoff debate – it’s just a matter of what the Committee wants to say:


Irony watch: anyone remember when Big 12 was penalized in 2014 for having one less “data point”. Now we’re having the same debate over a team with four less data points. Yeah, yeah COVID … Still.

— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) December 2, 2020
Non-OSU Bullets


• These monoliths that have appeared are lines straight out of “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing”, a fun fiction read for the new year

These two skills help me understand what an entrepreneur does (classic HBR piece it alludes to here)

52 things this guy learned in 2020 was pretty good


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