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Daily Bullets (January 26)



Gundy’s recruiting strategy

It’s the result of a recruiting strategy implemented throughout Mike Gundy’s 13-year tenure as head coach: find players so athletic and talented they hardly come off the field. In an age where specialization pressure forces some athletes to focus on one position, and possibly one sport, the Cowboys appear to be an outlier.

At least eight players slated to sign with OSU on Wednesday — Jake McClure, Kris McCune, LaMarcus Morton, Thabo Mwaniki, Malcolm Rodriguez, Tre Sterling, Brendan Vaughn and Tracin Wallace — were often two-way players throughout high school. [NewsOK]

I actually love this strategy. It’s a Travis Ford special … except that, you know, Gundy and Co. actually know how to coach them after the fact.

Chuba Hubbard already gets Bedlam

This is awesome.

PS: Who is your favorite NFL team and player?

CH: “Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings.”

PS: You know he went to OU?

CH: “Yeah, I know. It’s too bad.” [CRFF]

Sad! But seriously, great interview there by Phillip Slavin at CRFF.

Yurcich speaks

He went on with Robert Allen on Wednesday to chat about the Auburn job.

“You can sit here and think the grass is greener, but it is pretty damn green in Stillwater. Coach (Mike Gundy) does a heckuva job in treating us well and making sure we see our families and that our quality of life here is really good, and I don’t know that you can put a price tag on that.

“We have great players and people all around from the administration to the staff to the players. It’s a wonderful fan base and a wonderful place to call home. You get opportunities and and you have to make professional decisions.” [Go Pokes]

Read into that what you will.

Nolan Boyd wins 100

John Smith talked about the 40th wrestler ever at OSU to win 100 matches.

OSU coach John Smith said Boyd has set an example for his teammates with his perseverance.

“Tells you a lot about him and how he’s developed in his work ethic,” Smith said. “He’s been a nice surprise for us. He’s been a great example. He motivates so many more people because he’s like most wrestlers and won’t leave anything on the mat.”

Becoming the 40th OSU wrestler to reach 100 wins is a milestone that can be attributed to the process Boyd decided to follow to make the craft fun again. [Tulsa World]

OSU and NCAA Notes

The Big 12 is stepping up its scheduling game … Daniel Cormier will fight Anthony Johnson on April 8Brent Musburger, gone … How Dana Holgorsen inspires Matthew McConaughey in his latest film … OSU an obvious No. 1 in the wrestling power rankings.

I’m pretty pumped for this weekend.

Cowgirl hoops got a much-needed W last night.

What he said.

What a photo here.

LOL here.

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More Stuff I’m Reading

My buddy Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote about loving and hating Tom Brady and it is freaking good … Will Zuckerberg run for president? … The legend of Scotty Cameron and Tiger Woods.

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