Daily Bullets (July 8): Top Moments of the Gundy Era, Gundy’s Key to Thriving

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Three Thoughts

• CBS ranked Chris Kliemann and Sonny Dykes ahead of Mike Gundy in their coach rankings (CBS Sports)

• This is a solid list of the top-eight moments of the Mike Gundy era (247 Sports)

How Mike Gundy navigates one particular situation – holding onto players he finds and develops – will determine how high he goes with the remaining years of his coaching career:

“But you’re other thought is you get them in here, you get them ready and you play them,” Gundy told Dave Hunziker in a recent podcast. “We used to develop, and we still want to develop. But now you have to make a decision on whether you’re developing for your team or somebody else’s. That’s happening. That’s a fact whether you like it or not.


Two Quotes

• Super interesting realignment tidbit – sounds like the Big 12 commissioner may prefer adding a national brand in basketball for all sports. On the other end of the spectrum, the same reporter says Big 12 has little interest in San Diego State (HCS)

• Not privy to the dynamics around golf politics but disheartening to hear about Matthew Wolff’s dynamics with his LIV peers – there are two sides to every story, here’s what Wolff had to say (CBS Sports)

One Question

• Super off-the-wall question – an NFL running back wrote a children’s book this offseasonwhat OSU athlete would you love to read a book written by them?

My favorite ideas – A Barry Sanders’ biography titled “Catch Me If You Can”, maybe Brandon Weeden or Tom Hutton talking about being old underclassmen.

Non-OSU Bullets

• The evolution of American barbecue
• Give yourself time to think

Eager to try this one out.

“We’re better at solving other people’s problems than our own, because detachment yields objectivity. But Kross et al. (2014) found viewing oneself in the 3rd person yields the same detachment, so when trying to help yourself, imagine you’re helping a friend.”

Solomon’s Paradox