Daily Bullets (October 11)

Written by Kyle Boone
Big 12 Parity

Mike Gundy’s belief that parity exists now more than ever proved true this weekend. He has a theory why that’s the case.

“The quarterback play in this league has created parity, more so than ever before. The things that sway games in this league would be turnovers, special teams play, injuries and quarterback play.” [NewsOK]

Iowa State topping OU, TCU topping OSU and Texas stopping K-State are relatively surprising early season outcomes. And Gundy thinks thanks to the strong QB play in the league, more could be coming.

I couldn’t agree more.

OSU prepared for Baylor

The bye week for OSU couldn’t have arrived at a better time for OSU from a health standpoint. But for a healthy Ramon Richards, he says he spent the extra week preparing.

“It just gives us more time to prepare for the next game,” said safety Ramon Richards. “It gives us more time to fine tune whatever coaches want us to do for the next game. As far as physically, (strength and conditioning coach) Rob Glass is going to have us in great shape come homecoming.” [Tulsa World]

Let’s hope that bye week bought OSU some time to get healthy up front. If not, that preparation might be all for naught.

Pod from yesterday with the one and only D. Ubben was v. good. ?

OSU and NCAA News

Three of the four CBB assistants charged in the FBI scandal appeared in court Wednesday .. Josh Gordon says Baylor enabled his weed habit .. Lane Kiffin trolls Saban .. Urban Meyer tears are the sweetest

I’m told I should watch Star Wars, but this does nothing for me.

Yes.

Leach!

Cannot get enough of this dancing Coug.

What You Missed of PFB

• I think Boynton lands a commitment this weekend
DQ Osborne might be the most underrated player on OSU
• A fun comparison between OU and OSU’s offenses in 2017
Gundy + Les Miles 5ever

More Stuff I’m Reading

• So uh, Adrian Peterson got traded
• Florida man sets himself on fire after losing a Cowboys-Packers bet with his wife
• Is social media bad for the minds of young people?

 

 

  • Tayvl

    I like seeing Washington State win because it means more Mike Leach quotes in the news.

    • SCPokes

      He isn’t the coach this world deserves, but the coach this world NEEDS.

    • stepdaddy

      I love Mike Leach. I have watched parts of all their televised games this year. As fan it wonderful to see how he adjusts. He is a master chess player. If you want to see a coach that absolutely achieves more with less then look to Mike Leach and guys like Coach Snyder.

      • OrangeTuono

        And look to Mikey Stoops to make 3rd string walk-on QB’s look like Heisman Candidates. Go suck on your tooth in front of Walmart.

        • stepdaddy

          What are you mad about? Why did OSU underperform yet again? Was it the players? No. Was it parity or some other BS excuse? No. Was is it coaching? Yes.

          Yet you are mad me. If we all pretend that OSU is not losing because poor coaching it does not change the fact that it is happening AGAIN. Why don’t you direct your frustration at the problem, instead of me. I don’t get why you are constantly mad, when someone points out the truth.

  • stepdaddy

    Kyle how many times is parity going to kick OSU’s ass this year? When parity takes the field please let me know.
    Us simple minded folk that watch the games, might get confused by what we are seeing. For example, I wonder how many fans think we lost the TCU game because parity or because of great QB play by Kenny Hill?
    Kyle what is your opinion? Did OSU lose against TCU because of parity and great QB play?
    Let us see if you have honest bone in your body.
    Let me clue you in on something because it seems like you are having trouble figuring it out. Gundy has been touting parity as en excuse for losing to opponents that we shouldn’t for 13 years now. How many time have you ever heard Saban say, we lost because of parity. This really drives me nuts about Gundy. He is a masterful excuse maker. Just like Patty Jones was. He talks tough in the offseason especially when he wants a raise. Makes excuses during the season especially before the OU game. When will the expectation be “no more efffing excuses” OSU has the talent “Get it done!”

    • Matt H.

      Not quite sure where honesty comes into play here. You’re upset because he didn’t mention strong QB play when the premise of his post was that strong QB play is leading to more parity. Read before you rant.

      • stepdaddy

        Is Gundy or anyone else suggesting that a walk-on QB and LB/QB that ISU pieced together to beat OU is sign of parity in the B12? Seriously! Who besides the mullet church believes this complete and utter horsh!t. What is your point? Is parity the reason OSU lost to TCU? Parity is just another veiled excuse for losing to an inferior opponent. Gundy uses it every season. Where was all the parity talk before the season when everyone unanimously agreed the B12 would be between OSU and OU? Guess what TCU and Texas currently sit atop the B12.

        • Dr. Internet

          I think it’s fair to say that in this case, the placebo is not as effective as the one with the active ingredient.

  • OSU Student

    Hey guys. Troy, who is 4-1, beat LSU on the road, and only loss is by 9 at Boise state, is getting stomped at home by south Alabama. That’s is all.

    • Tayvl

      After S. Alabama beat Troy handily, you’d think OSU’s strength of schedule would go up for next week. Except that OU’s loss to Iowa State led to Ohio State moving up 1 in both polls… “Strength of schedule” just might be a method to keep out non-bluebloods when convenient or other methods fail.

      • Adam M.

        I’m pretty excited to hear the CFPC qualifiers for 2017 in a couple weeks given how the season has gone thus far for some blue bloods.