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Daily Bullets (July 2): Mike Gundy is to Stillwater as Mike Leach is to Lubbock

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OSU Bullets

• If you can – read this piece comparing Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State to Mike Leach at Texas Tech – you should. Eerily similar while not identical. Here’s a snippet:

Gundy’s contract calls for a $17 million buyout unless he’s fired with cause. Ten years ago, Texas Tech found cause. It also found itself, soon enough, wallowing in mediocre football.

I’m told Tech officials had confidence in their program to believe, a decade ago, that the Red Raiders could continue to prosper without Leach. I know OSU officials believe they can thrive without Gundy.

But you never know. The Mike Leach story in Lubbock tells us that. [NewsOK]

• Scroll (briefly) until you see orange and black in this article and you can learn all about Cowboy Football’s offensive strategy in a pretty straightforward way

OSU is going to miss Dylan Galloway this fall – gosh that’s a blow. Is Bryce Bray ready to move out to the perimeter?

• By far and away the best part of the Eddie documentary is the relationship between Eddie and Sean (Sutton).

(The filmmaker) was thrilled to get (Bill) Clinton and (Jerry) Jones, big Arkansas fans from Sutton’s days of coaching the Razorbacks. Hunt also collected archival footage that either hasn’t been seen in decades or never at all, including some images from Sutton’s days growing up in Bucklin, Kansas. But the movie was made by the way Sean and his wife, Trina, shared their story.

“It turned into this beautiful father/son story that I had a hunch might exist, but the way it came together, I was really blown away by it,” Hunt said. “I’m particularly proud of the way Sean kind of opened up and was so honest with me. I thought it made the movie.” [NewsOK]

• Hot Take: Eddie Sutton may be the only coach to find more success with juco players than Bill Snyder

Mike Boynton’s squad is being promoted from Brooklyn to Manhattan in their preseason tournament for 2021-2022

ESPN lists a couple of Pokes that you would guess on their all-time college baseball team – note: one of them finished second at his position

• Here’s a follow-up to the SI piece from earlier in the week on hypothetical conference realignment answering some of the hard questions

• See where OSU ranks as a football program over the last ten years

• You’ve heard the number but it still shocks you when you hear it: 65 years in a row.

Non-OSU Bullets

• Some faith-based comments but “be quick to listen and slow to think” is good for all
• This COVID-friendly birthday celebration was touching

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