Wrong Place, Right Time
Talk about fortuitous travel plans! Mike Gundy just doing his job and minding his own business worked out well.
“Let’s just say that it got blown way out of proportion to the extent of what people took it, more so than being on the road in recruiting and being in the right location.”
Gundy has since received a raise, as voted on by the school’s board of regents late last week, which will pay him $5 million for the 2018 season. [NewsOK]
“Oh sorry boss, I was just having lunch over in the competition’s cafeteria. In completely unrelated news, wanted to mention they offered to double my salary.”
Color Me Unimpressed
What do San Diego State, Northwestern and South Florida have in common? They’re all teams Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente think are better than Oklahoma State.
They’re ranked 19th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente had Oklahoma State ranked 23rd on his coaches poll ballot, the lowest of any coach in the poll. [Roanoke Times]
You wonder if Fuente knew he would be playing the Pokes in their bowl game. Put it on the bulletin board, Glenn. *Virginia Tech SID gets repositioned when Gundy quotes in postgame*
All Week 15 Coaches Poll Votes, sorted by Conference. This is the only Coaches Poll whose ballots are made publicly available. pic.twitter.com/yflxlGhJUe
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 4, 2017
OSU and NCAA Notes
Bowl games ranked by watchability….Mike Leach at Tennessee would be must-see TV (Les Miles seems like the fit now)….Jimbo Fisher at Florida State was the picture of milking the school too much….Is OU’s Rodney Anderson in big trouble?….Wichita State is the Gonzaga of the Midwest
Super interesting – how the Playoff would have looked in the BCS era.
How the Playoff would have looked during the BCS Era (1998-2013) pic.twitter.com/UNLtCgCj3N
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) December 3, 2017
Really like the Army digs for the big game this weekend.
FIRST LOOK: Army uniforms for Army-Navy game this weekend. Tribute to the 10th Mountain Division known as the “Pando Commandos.” Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman organized supplies & maintained mules for unit. pic.twitter.com/N0x7CZLaS1
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 4, 2017
Always a good sign!
— News Press (@StwNewsPress) December 4, 2017
This looks like something King Solomon would have had – incredible.
Nothing compares to seeing it in person, but here’s some great drone footage of 65,000 acres of rolling hills, extensive waterways, incredible architecture, and the best quail hunting in the world. #MesaVistaRanch https://t.co/ma5kL5hJzf pic.twitter.com/uzkpDM6j7J
— T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) December 4, 2017
What You Missed on PFB
- Marcell Ateman is going to the Senior Bowl
- What did we learn about the Playoff this year?
- Mike Gundy recruited the Virginia Tech football coach
- Former Poke Morgan Hofmann shared about his battle with a (currently) uncured disease
- Gundy says Tennessee rumors were overblown
Other Stuff I’m Reading
- Woof – Convictional Inaction for the Christian voter as a political solution hit me hard
- Seth Godin says it’s good to read at work
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) December 4, 2017