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Daily Bullets (July 3): Gundy’s Job Stability Secured, Sleeping on Boynton’s Pokes

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• While Mike Gundy received a vote of confidence from his bosses (and more importantly, the internal investigation showed no racial problems), the Mike Gundy/Mike Leach comparison may surface an explanation for why that makes even more sense.

But be careful; maintaining high levels of gridiron success isn’t automatic at a place that’s historically something less than a big winner.

Gundy has reached the same crossroads at OSU that Leach reached in Lubbock a decade ago. Both iconic coaches, mostly popular with the mainstream fan base, but in constant turmoil with the administration and big-money boosters, and then player discontent surfaced.  [NewsOK]

OSU had 14 All-Big 12 selections in this lauded pre-season publication (Pick Six Previews) – six were defensive players! Also, lots of Pokes on Athlon’s team

• Mike Boynton’s recruiting isn’t affecting all pundits the same way – SI has the Pokes finishing eighth (!!!) in the league. Stay tuned for Boynton’s response.

There is a fairly high ceiling for Oklahoma State as Cade Cunningham stays with the program despite a postseason ban, but there’s significant volatility for the Cowboys entering 2020–21. Oklahoma State went just 18–14 (7–11 in Big 12 play) in 2019–20, and both of its leading scorers have graduated. [SI]

While volatility is a reasonable stance, Cade Cunningham is the best amateur in the country and I’m with Mike on that one.

• PFB weighed in on what Langston Galloway’s early retirement does for the offensive line

• The pairing of Cade Cunningham and Isaac Likekele is a match made in heaven

Five thoughts on the Big 12/TV arrangement and trajectory was good – I’m wondering when the heck the streaming services buy into this as well

• ICYMI: You can catch “Eddie” on ESPN+!

Non-OSU Bullets

• Scroll to the bottom of this piece to find some good 4th of July weekend movies
• Framing Cam Newton’s (and the Patriots’) fantasy football value
• Good COVID article on the idea of “herd immunity”
• Solid faith-based comments on feeling pride and grieving over the good and bad of American history

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