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07:32 AM ET 11.25 | Clearly, at this point, Mike Gundy would love to have the West Virginia game back. [Now,] the focus in the Big 12 is squarely on Oklahoma State. A Bedlam win Dec. 6 against Oklahoma would give the Cowboys their second Big 12 championship in three seasons. ... Gundy has tested the patience of his Oklahoma State bosses and fans with flirtations the last several seasons. At the Heart of Dallas Bowl festivities last season, he dodged questions for nearly half an hour before acknowledging he would be back in Stillwater. Maybe it's his nature, or the influence of powerhouse agent Jimmy Sexton, who represents him. With several marquee jobs either open or the subject of speculation (Southern Cal, Texas, Florida, even Texas A&M if Kevin Sumlin heads to the NFL), Gundy just might be on a few more short lists.

The Dallas Morning News

Mike Gundy, Icon Sports Mike Gundy, Icon Sports
November 25, 2013  08:04 AM ET

But when you tick off your current boss too much, and other bosses that could hire you know about it, it kinda cuts down on their desire to hire you. Good thing he wins ballgames.

November 25, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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But when you tick off your current boss too much, and other bosses that could hire you know about it, it kinda cuts down on their desire to hire you. Good thing he wins ballgames.

Ticking off his boss only proves that he's a man. Given his record at Stillwater, programs like USC, Texas, Florida and Nebraska would be ,foolish to not give him a good look.

November 25, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Chiit he's a man for God's sake. He can do what he wants.

November 25, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Ticking off his boss only proves that he's a man. Given his record at Stillwater, programs like USC, Texas, Florida and Nebraska would be ,foolish to not give him a good look.

Difference is he's an Okie Lite alum.

And he's been on the other end of the clunker a few times before last week end's game.

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November 25, 2013  09:33 AM ET

....his secret formula to recruiting success has started to leak out....so he does need to move out from big 12.....but should only consider sec schools where that is standard practice....

November 25, 2013  10:45 AM ET

still wondering if there will be fallout from all the allegations posed earlier this year or will he dodge that bullet?

November 25, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Difference is he's an Okie Lite alum.

I did not know that, thanks. Still, that didn't keep Rich Rod in Morgantown. Gundy may want to try his hand at a perceived top tier school.

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November 25, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Does Gundy have an endorsement deal with a sunglasses company? His agent should be shopping him around for one.

November 25, 2013  11:32 AM ET

They sure took the wing out of Baylor's sails.

November 25, 2013  11:34 AM ET

Gundy is an excellent coach and he should leave for one of the glitzier jobs.

November 25, 2013  11:37 AM ET

I hear there is an opening at USC.....hope he gets it!

November 25, 2013  12:36 PM ET

I think he stays and can write his own raise, as an alum, I think he wants to make OSU an elite program and keep it that way...

November 25, 2013  01:21 PM ET
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They sure took the wing out of Baylor's sails.

Were you surprised?

November 25, 2013  04:40 PM ET

Gundy has benefited these last few years, in a conference that is severely watered down. In years past, his mediocre Oklahoma State teams, would struggle with Oklahoma and Texas, and then be lucky to split with either Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Missouri. This would account for 3 or 4 losses per season. So by default with the 3 teams, leaving the conference...and with both Oklahoma and Texas having their worst teams in almost 20 years..... his teams are at the top by default. Add to the fact, that he will NEVER schedule a tough non conference opponent...he is about to have multiple 0 or1 loss seasons over the next few years. Any other team, in any other conference...he wouldn't have the success.

November 25, 2013  04:40 PM ET

Gundy has benefited these last few years, in a conference that is severely watered down. In years past, his mediocre Oklahoma State teams, would struggle with Oklahoma and Texas, and then be lucky to split with either Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Missouri. This would account for 3 or 4 losses per season. So by default with the 3 teams, leaving the conference...and with both Oklahoma and Texas having their worst teams in almost 20 years..... his teams are at the top by default. Add to the fact, that he will NEVER schedule a tough non conference opponent...he is about to have multiple 0 or1 loss seasons over the next few years. Any other team, in any other conference...he wouldn't have the success.

November 25, 2013  07:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Gundy has benefited these last few years, in a conference that is severely watered down. In years past, his mediocre Oklahoma State teams, would struggle with Oklahoma and Texas, and then be lucky to split with either Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Missouri. This would account for 3 or 4 losses per season. So by default with the 3 teams, leaving the conference...and with both Oklahoma and Texas having their worst teams in almost 20 years..... his teams are at the top by default. Add to the fact, that he will NEVER schedule a tough non conference opponent...he is about to have multiple 0 or1 loss seasons over the next few years. Any other team, in any other conference...he wouldn't have the success.

Welcome to FanNation. Nice first post. Couldn't agree more. Okie Lite has ZERO chance of ever winning a Nat'l Title,regardless of who the HC is, and despite Boone's money.

November 26, 2013  12:58 AM ET
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I think he stays and can write his own raise, as an alum, I think he wants to make OSU an elite program and keep it that way...

Would say mission accomplished. Multiple BCS games pretty much equals elite IMHO.

 
November 26, 2013  01:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Gundy has benefited these last few years, in a conference that is severely watered down. In years past, his mediocre Oklahoma State teams, would struggle with Oklahoma and Texas, and then be lucky to split with either Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Missouri. This would account for 3 or 4 losses per season. So by default with the 3 teams, leaving the conference...and with both Oklahoma and Texas having their worst teams in almost 20 years..... his teams are at the top by default. Add to the fact, that he will NEVER schedule a tough non conference opponent...he is about to have multiple 0 or1 loss seasons over the next few years. Any other team, in any other conference...he wouldn't have the success.

Disagree. Had Bama not been gifted into the game I think OkSU would have been able to play about even with LSU.

That said, OkSU could certainly benifit from better OOC games (they had a series with Arizona but otherwise I can't recall anything but patsies).

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