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Daily Bullets (June 24): The Monken Hype That Wasn’t, No KC for OSU?

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OSU Bullets

• This was something that hadn’t crossed my mind – if OSU is post-season ineligible, nine times out of ten they don’t play in Kansas City either

Big 12 spokesman Bob Burda said Monday that if the Cowboys are ineligible for the NCAA Tournament, “they would be ineligible” for the conference tournament in Kansas City.

In 2004, Baylor basketball was on probation and ineligible for the NCAA Tournament. The Bears did not play in the Big 12 Tournament.

Some other leagues in recent years have allowed teams to play in conference tournaments despite NCAA Tournament bans, but most have not. [NewsOK]

SuperBook has the Pokes in a tier with UCF, Nebraska, Miami, and Minnesota for odds to make the College Football Playoff

Todd Monken to UGA was named the most important coordinator hire of the off-season… Can you imagine the hype that would be around this Oklahoma State football team if Todd Monken were coming back as OC?

I’m on board with the company line that Mike Gundy forming relationships with players is simultaneously good and difficult in a big organization, it sounds like that’s a big reason for the flack around the program.

One of the most consistent points of contention in the program was the players’ perception that Gundy didn’t know many of the players’ names, which resulted in awkward interactions around the facility. [Yahoo Sports]

Three non-Cade players that will determine OSU’s success in basketball – essentially, who is this year’s Michael Cobbins

• It’s for the best but I’m bummed OSU isn’t doing Fan Day this year:

In nine games, Tylan Wallace led the Power Five on wide receiver screen yards. If you’re a defense, what do you do with Spencer Sanders/Chuba Hubbard zone read with an option to hit Tylan on a wide receiver screen?

Non-OSU Bullets

• This piece on LeBron has me hyped for the NBA to get back
This faith-based piece on the importance of rest was great – “Summer Vacation is no Sabbath”

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