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‘Impressed and excited’: Sanders continues to make strides in his development

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Spencer Sanders

ARLINGTON, Texas-- Spencer Sanders has recovered, not from an injury, but from a lost spring.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Sanders was setback in his development because of the lost spring and summer practices and conditioning in 2020. Now Sanders has been able to go through a full spring and summer slate of workouts.

Sanders' development has taken off.

“We’ve been very impressed with and excited about Spencer’s development. I feel like in the last two months that we have watched him over spring ball, he’s developed more than he has in two years,” Gundy said.

Sanders gives the credit to his development to quarterbacks coach Tim Rattay, who is going into just his second season with the Cowboys.

“I’m more than grateful for coach Rattay,” Sanders said. “He’s helped my footwork, he’s decision making, my timing and everything. With timing comes anticipation he factored in probably five more things by fixing one thing.”

The knock on Sanders over his time as a starter is the turnovers. Sanders threw eight interceptions in 2020 and 11 in 2019, but throughout the offseason Sanders has been working on fixing those issues.

“I would say operating the offense and decision making. I’ve come a long way with coach (Tim) Rattay over this season. He’s helped me progress phenomenally, and I can’t do anything but thank him,” Sanders said.

“We’re going to see, I’m excited for the season.”