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Daily Bullets (May 12): On Longevity in CFB snd Gundy’s Big Run



Good morning and happy Mother’s Day. Hope your panic run to Kroger for flowers and a card that isn’t absolutely ridiculous well-thought out gift to your wife, mom or sister is well received.

Bullets Rundown

• Pokes fall in OKC
• Longevity in CFB
• No frontrunner for Bryce so far


• BB: OU 3 | OSU 2

OSU Bullets

• Pokes fell in OKC on Saturday evening for the first time in nearly three years to OU. Is this what football feels like x100?

It took 10 innings for Oklahoma to break a nine-game losing streak to Big Brother.

Oklahoma State fell to 1-1 in this weekend’s Bedlam series when Tanner Tredaway stepped on home plate at Bricktown Ballpark Saturday night as OU walked off the Pokes. Justin Mitchell’s single to left field gave plated Tredaway in extras as OU finally (finally!) beat OSU. [PFB]

Also, this is quite the stat.

• This on CFB coaching longevity was really interesting.

There is one FBS head coach still currently going strong at a school that hired him in the same year She’s All That came to a theater near you (the year of our Lord 1999), and his name is Kirk “The Eternal” Ferentz. Powered by animal sacrifices and an unusually adept agent, Ferentz has successfully surfed a wave of semi-consistent competence to a tenure that, as of this fall, will stretch into twenty seasons. TCU’s Gary Patterson is right behind him, followed by the like of Mike Gundy, Pat Fitzgerald, Nick Saban, and also a bunch of guys you’re probably not super familiar with. [11W]

The entire article is less about who’s been where the longest and more about how much less time CFB coaches seem to be staying in general. Maybe 40 years ago Gundy’s run at the same locale doesn’t seem all that exotic. In 2019 though? It feels like forever. Also, here are all the coaches who have tenure dating back to before 2007.

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• Guerin Emig wrote about that OSU on OSU crime lsat weekend and how it carried over to Bedlam, at least for the first outing on Friday evening in Tulsa.

They fielded, pitched and hit like they did at Oregon State, and like they have in stretches of their 29-16 season. Two weekends before the trip to Corvallis, OSU outscored Texas 36-12 in another three-game sweep.

That’s the kind of baseball that can keep a team home for an NCAA regional. Right now, the Cowboys’ No. 11 RPI puts them in position to host, and wouldn’t that be a sweet sendoff to Allie P. Reynolds Stadium? [Tulsa World]

I grew up coming to regional games at Allie P. so that would be a true end of an era for me. OSU has one game left against OU on Sunday and then a three-gamer at home next weekend against Baylor in a series that could feasibly be for the Big 12 title. If they win, say, three of those four and perform well in the B12 Tournament, I think they have a real shot at getting one of the regionals.

• So the Big 12 Softball Championship is just … canceled?

• Cowgirl tennis lost to the best team in the country to get bounced from NCAAs

• No frontrunner for Bryce … so far.

Non-OSU Bullets

• On the art of noticing

• What James Harden and the Rockets need

• Why you should start binge reading

• What’s up with all the home runs Christian Yelich is hitting?

Trapped by the incoming

• Just finished: Digital Minimalism |Now reading: The Impossible Climb and Reason for God

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