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Daily Bullets (May 21): Josh Holliday Among His Peers

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I’ll be swimming into the office this morning – I hope everyone stayed safe last night. 


Bullets Rundown

• Holliday is one of the Big 12’s best
• Take the over on Bedlam Football
• Take the over on Hovland


OSU Bullets

• The Oklahoman thought highly enough of head Cowboy Josh Holliday to name him their 2019 Big 12 coach of the year. 

Going into Big 12 play, Oklahoma State was still searching for its identity.

The Cowboys were 12-7 with uneven pitching and an offense that was still working to find its footing.

But in the final 30 games of the regular season, Oklahoma State went 20-10 to go from a team working to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament to one that looks almost certain to be one of 16 regional hosts when the pairings are announced next week. [NewsOK]

You could give it to Texas Tech’s Tim Tadlock or Baylor’s Steve Rodriguez who finished ahead of Holliday in the standings but if you look at expectations, those teams were expected to finish where they did and the rosters were chocked full with players expected to be there.

Holliday’s Pokes were projected to finish fifth (out of nine teams) and Holliday brought them to the brink of a title – very impressive.

• When OSU and OU play in football (specifically in Stillwater), be prepared for fireworks. It’s nationally expected.

Bedlam is real: Since Lincoln Riley took over Oklahoma, 19 of the Sooners’ 28 games have gone over the total, the third-highest mark in FBS in that span. And in Stillwater, 22 of Oklahoma State’s past 27 games have gone over, the highest mark in FBS in that span. [ESPN] 

Viktor Hovland is living pretty high on the hog, you could say.

An Oklahoma State junior golfer, Hovland has: won a national championship, won the U.S. Amateur, been the low-am at the Masters, sat next to Tiger Woods in Butler Cabin and is now the Ben Hogan winner. [PFB]

• What it’s like being the biggest guy in college football

• What Twitter is here for.


Non-OSU Bullets

• This billionaire speaking at college graduation announcing he was paying off the grads’ debt was incredible – it was like a reverse “Scott’s Tots” from The Office

• Finished this biography over the weekend looking at US foreign policy in the 70’s/80’s – love the USA but it was a tough read

• Some solid life advice circulating in this piece

PFB/CBS

• Porter breaks down Koepka’s PGA Championship win

Boone’s brings his NBA mock draft fresh off travels to the NBA Combine

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