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Bullets: The Josh Furman story is long and complicated

Kevin Peterson has been on point lately, WVU’s defense is better than you think, and the Oklahoma misery rankings.

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I know it’s nothing more than coachspeak here but I can’t help but think sometimes that Mike Yurcich doesn’t have a good grasp on what he’s doing. (NewsOK)

The seven best unis OSU hasn’t worn yet. (PFB)

The ‘Eer D has only allowed eight throwing touchdowns to opponents all year, with an average of 215 yards allowed per game. (CRFF)

Glenn Spencer on how Josh Furman wasn’t playing at Michigan: “You can quote me on this — they must have an outstanding secondary out there.” Must read story here from Kyle Fredrickson. (NewsOK)

Joe Wickline and OSU are suing each other. (PFB)

Here’s the letter Mike Holder wrote Joe Wickline. (PFB)

The state of Oklahoma misery rankings. (Tulsa World)

There’s a 90 percent chance OSU is going to be bowl eligible if you believe in advanced stats at all. (Football Study Hall)

OSU is going to have a Kevin White problem this weekend. (PFB)

Peterson spent most of the game against the Horned Frogs with Kolby Listenbee, who entered last weekend off back-to-back 100-yard performances, on his side of the field. Listenbee did not catch a pass. (Tulsa World)

Holgorsen with a very Holgorsen-esque quote here: “If you don’t have war daddies up front, four guys who can stop the run and rush the passer, it’s hard to stop teams in this league.” (Big 12 Sports)

A first for the Big 12 and how I see the conference finishing. (PFB)

For only the third time in his tenure, OSU produced zero touchdowns in any phase of the game. (ESPN)

Mailbag Wednesday was really fun. Hope you enjoy it. (PFB)

Hoops

Long live the Mexican Assassain. (PFB)

Other sports

Cool 30 for 30 short here on a catcher who couldn’t get rid of the ball. (Grantland)

Charles Howell III running though (1:05 mark).

More stuff I’m reading

Why the handshake deal is so meaningful. (Godin)

How you and the world have changed since you were born. (BBC)

Pretty cool: The most common jobs at a number of different income brackets. (NPR)

It is in vogue now to blame and condemn athletes. They should be held accountable for their behavior. Too many of them may be monsters. But we are just as culpable, allowing them to exist in a realm all their own and not caring a bit about what we have turned them into — as long as they bring us victory. (NYT)

I can’t worry about a missed note because I still have 10,000 notes ahead of me. (Kleon)

Why ESPN won’t pull an HBO. (Harvard Business Review)

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