Daily Bullets – 6.27

Written by Kyle Porter

Phenomenal reporting by Brandon Chatmon on how Mike Holder went from a $27,000 golf budget in the 1970s to one of the most illustrious athletic programs in the country. (NewsOK)

If you weren’t a fan of the Weeden2Blackmon Heisman campaign… (jwwalshforheisman.com)

Great read on Peter Uihlein’s Northeast Amateur win over on Saturday. (EastbayRI.com)

Berry Tramel on what a difference a year makes. (NewsOK)

John Klein wonders which OSU sports gets the next makeover. (Tulsa World)

Matt Hinton has Joseph Randle on his all “up-and-coming” team. (Dr. Saturday)

Rivals says the Big 12 has the best receivers in the country. (Rivals)

Nice work by Sean Martin on Peter Uihlein’s biggest competition for that #1 amateur in the world status, Patrick Cantlay. (Golf Week)

Dennis Dodd says Mike Gundy is the 4th “safest” coach in the Big 12 in terms of job security. (CBS Sports)

Jordan Hamilton blames Rick Barnes for slipping to the end of the 1st round. Good to know Jordan and I are on the same page. Also big props to Rick on turning 3 first rounders into a 2nd round exit! (The Dagger)

Where can I bet on things like “Jason White will sue a minor league football team because he wasn’t making enough money to pay the bills on his double wide”? (NewsOK)

Clay Horning makes a case that OU’s real Heisman candidate should be Ryan Broyles and not Landry Jones. He also makes a somewhat-arguable case for Broyles being the best WR in the history of college football. (The Norman Transcript)

Oklahoma State has had four of the best selections at given NBA draft picks in Big 12 history. (Big XII Hoops)

  • From my memory OSU has had at least 5 guys drafted. Mason, Allen, Graham, Curry and James Anderson.

  • OSUpdt24

    Ummmmm, Big Country?? 6th pick in the 95 draft. First, Big 12 Hoops, for the best big 12 6th pick doesn’t even mention Big Country and second, I believe that table just means 4 OSU picks were the best at that selection.

    • Kyle Porter

      Country never played in the Big 12. And you’re right, the table just means that 4 OSU guys were the best Big 12 selection at that given pick…thus no James Anderson.

    • The Big 12 wasn’t in existence when Big Country played.

  • Q

    The way you loathe Rick Barnes for not getting KD further in the tournament is ridiculous. If anyone thinks Barnes was making calls to hurt Hamilton’s draft stock, they’re crazy. What good does that do him? And, based on the “he’s a really good dude” stories you hear about Barnes just doesn’t seem like he’s the kind to do that just to spite or hurt a kid.

    Has Barnes had some teams that underachieved in the tournament? Absolutely, but do you think Texas fans would trade that in for the national prominence he’s helped bring their program to? I’m guessing no.

  • OSUpdt24

    I’m an idiot. Forgot that minor detail. Haha