Tom Brady has his sixth ring, Saban has six rings and plenty of silver medals, the Golden State Warriors are headed towards their fourth title in five years. How many dynasties in sports can we see at the same time?
• Kasey Dunn rumored to be interviewing
• Finishing up the 2019 class
• Rickie Fowler held on in Phoenix
• Cowgirl Basketball: TCU 66, Cowgirls 59
• Cowboy Tennis: No. 1 Wake Forest 6, Cowboys 1
• Cowboy Wrestling: Cowboys 27, Lehigh 6
• Rickie Fowler wins the Waste Management Open
• There could be absolutely nothing to this – but Cowboy receivers’ coach/Biletnikoff-machine Kasey Dunn’s name is rumored a candidate for a high profile Pac-12 job.
Two Big 12 wide receivers coaches are among the candidates for the same position with the Oregon Ducks.
Oklahoma State’s Kasey Dunn, Texas Tech’s Jovon Bouknight and Florida International’s Aubrey Hill are among a group of candidates to be the Ducks’ new wide receivers coach, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Oregonian/OregonLive. [The Oregonian]
This would certainly affect the grade on the Gleeson hire. Now – how lucky is any school to have such a successful position coach for eight years? If you’re good at your job, you’ll be desired by other schools, both good things. With that being said, it’s not a good look to lose folks for lateral moves.
Here’s to hoping taking an interview and letting the name get out is a power play for some of Yurcich’s old salary and a better title.
• With Fonua off the table, what’s Gundy’s last move for the 2019 class?
There are candidates, but initially I would expect Oklahoma State to hold off and sign only Katy running back Deondrick Glass on Wednesday. There is an outside shot they could add a signee. The preference would be a defensive end or at least a defensive lineman.
One possibility could be Broken Arrow linebacker Gavin Potter, a Kansas State commitment that OSU offered last week, Potter is 6-1, 200 pounds and had 78 tackles for the Class 6A-Division I state champs last season. [GoPokes]
Potter’s intriguing – and you take some talent away from a direct competitor. It’s hard to get past the idea that waiting for a grad transfer on the defensive line isn’t the best idea but per the Dru Brown/Kemah Siverand situations, those guys don’t count until the next class anyway.
• One Sean Gleeson perk that I keep seeing highlighted is his creativity. But there’s a specific area of the field where Gleeson’s creativity will be really helpful that Ragusa honed in on.
Gleeson may be able to use his creativity to bust big plays but what will happen once he gets in the red zone? Well, I actually think his creativity goes up a level in that area and I think his influence on the Cowboy offense will be felt right away in this phase of the game. [PFB]
Stop by the site and enjoy all the passes across the field and pop passes to cash in for six.
• Rickie survived a triple-bogey to walk away with his fifth tour victory yesterday.
You can exhale now, @RickieFowler!
He's the champion of the @WMPhoenixOpen.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 3, 2019
• This on how hard it is to be a rated-recruit is wild and a good look into the world of college football recruiting.
• Interesting move by Gundy here – he hired a recently graduated Texas wide receiver to be his offensive analyst (replacing Bob Stitt). A former four-star, you have to imagine he’ll have his brain picked about recruiting strategies.
• Kindness is a skill
• I’m fascinated by NBA roster construction – and apparently, lots of people are as NBA trade discussions overwhelmed the news cycle during Super Bowl week. Watching the Dallas Mavericks continue to leverage all their trade chips into stars, it feels like the NBA is getting less risk-averse with trades.
Dallas has 18 months to convince (Kristaps) Porzingis to partner with (Luka) Doncic long term. The two Europeans could become the best two players on a title contender, or the whole thing could implode by the time Doncic is at the end of his rookie deal. The Mavs didn’t have much of a choice once they started down this path. It’s no longer possible to play it safe with young stars in the NBA. [The Ringer]
As a Thunder-centric NBA fan, it feels like the Paul George trade has opened a more risky avenue of building a roster – trading for guys where the new team has minimal control over keeping them. I get that Porzingis is an RFA (where the Mavs can match him) but this “scared money don’t make none” infiltrating the NBA is a lot of fun.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) February 3, 2019
• I’d have a different list but the reasons for re-reading a book are spot on.