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Daily Bullets (Jan. 17): Gundy Talks 2020 Team, TCU-Model Could Fit in Stillwater



Keep it up – you’re as far away from the weekend as Rickie and Matthew Wolff are from the lead at the American Express Open. 

Bullets Rundown

• Gundy talks 2020 team
• TCU-model for spreading the work could fit at OSU
• Boynton saying the right things

OSU Bullets

• If you want to be pessimistic about 2020, I don’t suggest you read this piece by Berry Tramel with new Mike Gundy quotes.

“I’m really excited,” Gundy said. “We made strides on defense. I like how Jim (Knowles) has conformed his style to this conference. We played good, we tackled good, we minimized big plays.

“We know a lot more about Spencer (Sanders) than we did last year. Some of the transfers that we have coming in, that can help us immediately, is encouraging.”

And now, home-run hitters (Chuba) Hubbard and (Tylan) Wallace are back. The Cowboys have the horses. Now it’s time to win the derby. [NewsOK]

It really feels like 2017 (in a good way). The offense doesn’t feel quite as solid but the defense breeds more optimism than that unit did. 

• TCU’s Gary Patterson is innovating in a unique way from the coaching setup – and it would be really interesting if OSU implemented the same concept.

By making (Jerry) Kill the “head coach of the offense” and having him in an off-field role but overseeing the offensive staff, TCU is streamlining their organization in a way that could be groundbreaking in college football…

Smart management would feature top coaches that coach the staff so that dealing with players and day to day concerns can be handled by the position coaches and other figures lower down the chart. If TCU has Jerry Kill freed up to coach the offensive staff, that could be massive not only for freeing up Gary Patterson to offer more oversight elsewhere but also for other programs that see details slip through the cracks all the time because of the scope of the job. [Concerning Sports]

It’s incredibly unrealistic but wouldn’t that be the perfect role for Todd Monken? Or somebody that Gundy respects as much as Monken? Instilling someone on the staff that the head coach trusts and can allow them to focus on other aspects of the team seems like a huge win. 

It’d be an ideal role for a coach that wants to get back into the game but has been out of it (think Les Miles-post LSU or Mack Brown-post Texas).

• I’ll give it to Mike B. – I imagine it’s more appealing to reenact the opening scene from Blue Chips (heads up on language on that clip) than to carry yourself the way he ishe’s the kind of guy you want leading your program.

Pokes finished 36th in the country in SP+ (26th on offense, 58th on defense)

Two observations: 1) not far from the top 50 on defense would generally give OSU the opportunity to compete for serious stuff and 2) Texas finished at No. 10 and it’ll be fascinating to see where that number goes with Mike Y. behind the controls.

• Shameless plug – Gundy loves three stars and I think I understand his logic

Glenn Spencer will just dominate fools in the American Athletic – and there are a lot worse places to do it than Tampa, Florida.

Marcus Watson’s attorney filing another continuance on his case

Baylor landed a new head football coach yesterday

Pokes are the darling of ESPN+

Non-OSU Bullets

• How to really find your passion (hint: try everything)
• Enjoyed listening to the guys at The Ringer rave about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for the first ten-minutes of this pod
• Love this DeYoung (faith-based) piece on busyness and rest

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