Championship round-up: Brighton’s lead cut as Burnley, Derby, Hull and Middlesbrough win

first_img Ahmed Elmohamady Brighton’s lead at the top of the Championship is down to two points after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Reading at the Madejski Stadium.The Seagulls led through Jamie Murphy’s strike but Matej Vydra’s first Royals goal earned the home side a point.Brighton remain the only undefeated team in the top five tiers of English football, but all their rivals made up ground on them on Saturday.Second-placed Hull are now just two points off top spot after they triumphed 2-0 at MK Dons.Ahmed Elmohamady scored the Tigers’ first on 19 minutes and sub Mo Diamé sealed the points in stoppage time.Burnley remain third, level on points with Hull, after they beat Huddersfield 2-1 at Turf Moor.Andre Gray struck his seventh and eighth goals of the Championship to put the Clarets in command at the break.Michael Duff’s own goal two minutes from time gave Huddersfield hope but the home side held out to maintain their promotion charge.Middlesbrough ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Charlton at the Riverside to keep their grip on fourth spot.Karel Fraeye took charge of his first game as Charlton boss but was unable to prevent a fourth straight defeat for the Addicks, who remain in the bottom three.All the goals came in the second-half, with David Nugent, Daniel Ayala, Albert Adomah the Boro scorers.Derby extended their unbeaten run to nine games as they beat bottom club Rotherham United 3-0 at home.Andreas Weimann, Jacob Butterfield, Richard Keogh secured the win for Paul Clement’s side, who remain fifth.Birmingham occupy the final play-off spot despite going down 2-0 at home to Wolves in the early kick-off.The Blues were outplayed at St Andrews as a goal in each half from Dave Edwards and Sheyi Ojo sealed a deserved win for the visitors.Sheffield Wednesday’s good week continued, meanwhile, as they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Hillsborough.After stunning Premier League title hopefuls Arsenal in the League Cup in midweek, Wednesday claimed their fifth win in seven league games thanks to Fernando Forestieri’s strike.The Owls, unbeaten in eight, are now within a single point of the play-off places.Fulham also edged closer to the play-off places as they thrashed Bristol City 4-1 at Ashton Gate.All the visitors’ goals came in a stunning first-half performance, with Moussa Dembele (2), Ross McCormack and Ryan Tunnicliffe the scorers.The beaten Robins, who grabbed a late consolation through Jonathan Kodjia, are now just a point above the drop zone.Finally, Ipswich and Cardiff played out an uneventful goalless draw at Portman Road.Championship results:Birmingham 0-2 WolvesBristol City 1-4 FulhamBurnley 2-1 HuddersfieldDerby 3-0 RotherhamIpswich 0-0 CardiffMiddlesbrough 3-0 CharltonReading 1-1 Brighton Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Nottingham Forest 1last_img read more

Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of March 10, 2018

first_imgSo while we are all still riding the high of those fantastic Summer 2019 itineraries, Disney goes and hits us with just a teensy bit more awesomeness – new. ship. rendering!!!! Ok, so it’s just one picture of the ship exterior, but oh my stars, can we say gorgeous! There are so many details about the three new ships that are yet to be revealed, but here’s what we know so far:Each of the three new ships will be approximately 140,000 gross tons (to compare, the Magic and Wonder are just under 85,000 gross tons, and the Dream and Fantasy are just about 130,000 gross tons).There will be about 1,250 guest staterooms (the Magic and Wonder have 875 staterooms, and the Dream and Fantasy have 1,250).The new ships will run on liquefied natural gas, one of the cleanest burning fuels.The three new ships will debut in 2021, 2022, and 2023.They are going to be crazy amazing (*maybe not an actual published fact, but a fact nonetheless).The new ships will be in the same gorgeous style as the current fleet, with some new touches – check out those bump outs above the lifeboats! We have sooooo long to wait until we get onboard, but until then, I’ll keep drooling and dreaming of what’s to come!Yesterday, the Disney Magic arrived in Miami, all clean and pretty and ready to embark on her first post-drydock cruise today. The Disney Cruise Line Blog pointed out some changes already made to the deck plans reflecting the new areas. I know I’m on pins and needles anticipating reviews on the updates to the Oceaneer Club, Cove Cafe, the Rainforest Room, but most of all, the total change from Carioca’s to Rapunzel’s Royal Table. Anyone reading going to be on the 5-night Bahamian cruise today?? And finally, this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week: Disney Cruise Line: In The News Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Beauty and the BeastBorn In ChinaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCars 3Doctor StrangeStar Wars: The Force AwakensThor: RagnarokCocoMoanaStar Wars: The Last JediBlack PantherFor future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationExperienced cruisers know all about the award-winning entertainment onboard the Disney Cruise ships, but many first time cruisers have some questions about what’s offered. Here’s some commonly asked questions/answers about the evening shows:Do I need to reserve a showtime? Nope! Your showtime will be opposite of your dinner seating. So, if you are on main dining, you will attend the second show, and if you are on late dining you will attend the first show. No tickets are necessary.What types of shows are offered? Shows will vary by ship, but each will feature their own unique Broadway-style production, like Tangled on the Magic, Frozen on the Wonder, Beauty and the Beast on the Dream, and Aladdin on the Fantasy. There are also shows made just for DCL, like Disney’s Believe. Depending on the itinerary, you may also have other live entertainment like magicians or variety acts, and on occasion there will be a movie shown in the theater. Will my kids be able to sit through the show? Theoretically, yes! The shows are all done with families in mind, and typically run about 45-60 minutes long. If your little one needs an extra lift for a good view, there are booster seats available by the doors when you enter the theater.Can I bring snacks or drinks in with me? Yes! You can bring your own snacks in with you if you wish. You can also stop at Preludes outside the theater to purchase candy, popcorn, drinks, and cocktails. Preludes is on all four ships.Previous cruisers – what’s your favorite show onboard??Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.center_img Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.Ports of Calllast_img read more

At Oklahoma State, Players Remain the Best Recruiters

first_imgPlayers make the best recruiters. This has probably always been true. It’s certainly true when recruits are not wide-eyed high school kids but rather hardened college students acutely aware of the ins of college football as Big Business as well as the outs.It’s also maybe more true at Oklahoma State than most schools because there are more tools with which current players can recruit their friends and players they know about to Stillwater.“When [transfer Lenzy Pipkins] told me [he was transferring], I told Coach Spencer and we got it done,” Chad Whitener told the Oklahoman recently. Now Pipkins figures to factor in to what should be one of the better secondaries in the Big 12.“He’s going to give us some depth at (cornerback),” said Mike Gundy earlier this fall of LP. “In this league, you play with three or four corners in a game – depending on whether you’re in a nickel or dime package. He’s older and has played at this level, so I’d expect he’s going to be on the field quite a bit. He needs to help us on special teams. He can be involved in punt return or punt coverage and I think his body will be able to adapt and take it because he understands what it takes to play at this level.”“I knew he’d be a big help to our team,” added Whitener. “So I did all I could to make sure he got here.”20-year-olds generally trust other 20-year-olds more than they do adults. I know that was true for me so I presume it’s true for college football players. And Oklahoma State has given players like Whitener plenty of reasons to give to other 20-year-old stud players looking to shake things up.Between the facilities, the booming gameday atmosphere and the seemingly receptive coaching staff, OSU is a player’s school.“How we treat our players here, there’s really no difference,” Whitener told the O’Colly. “The walk-ons get treated the same way. We all eat at the same place. We all hang out. We all sit in the same meetings. There’s really no step off besides the financial part of it. I didn’t know half our walk-on class were walk-ons. The way they were treating everybody, I just didn’t know.”That’s not normal.Trust me, as a former college walk-on, that goes against what most programs do.Did it factor into Tyron Johnson’s decision to move from LSU to Oklahoma State this week? I don’t see how it didn’t when you look at the players on OSU’s current roster. Jalen McCleskey’s dad tweeted about Johnson joining his son and the other Louisiana kids on this team. There was some definitely some player ‘crootin going on. Players talk. They’re friends. They’re honest with one another. And OSU had a lot of guys Johnson knew pulling him towards OK.This actually came up this week.“We kind of owe it to the Johnsons that Jalen is at Oklahoma State,” J.J. McCleskey told Go Pokes after the Johnsons had pointed Jalen towards Stillwater back in high school. “The least we could do is repay the favor.”Here’s the Oklahoman again.Johnson undoubtedly did his research when selected OSU as his new college destination. The Cowboys attempted 517 pass attempts last season. LSU? Just 278. And there are currently six players on OSU’s roster — receiver Jalen McCleskey, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, linebacker Kevin Henry, quarterback Keondre Wudtee, offensive lineman Marcus Keyes and cornerback Rodarius Williams — from the state of Louisiana to make it feel like home.“They were the school I initially thought of when I decided that transferring was the best option for me,” Johnson told NOLA.com, “and I’m glad everything worked out.”Me too. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Trying To Join Six Other Coaches With 100 Wins At Current School

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy is trying for his 100th win at Oklahoma State this weekend. That number is mind-blowing. If you would have told any of us in 2005 that Gundy would be trying for No. 100 in just 12 years, we would have lost it.And yet here we are. Interestingly, only six other coaches have 100 or more wins with their current teams. Longevity plus success. This list is mighty impressive.198 – Bill Snyder, Kansas State (25th year)184 – Bob Stoops, Oklahoma  (18th year)147 – Gary Patterson, TCU (16th year)132 – Kirk Ferentz, Iowa (18th year)113 – Nick Saban, Alabama (10th year)102 – Kyle Whittingham, Utah (12th year)99 – Mike Gundy (12th year)Gundy is pretty blase about the whole thing even though the former best coach in OSU history (Pat Jones) only got to 62 wins before his tenure ended.“I don’t think [this motivates our team],” said Gundy on Monday. “These guys just live in a different world. You could ask them and I’d bet over half of them wouldn’t know.“I’m more concerned with them focusing on what they can do to have an impact on the game, more so than that side of it. I think that’s a nice mark for Oklahoma State football and for all of us in general, but they need to get tuned in to West Virginia.”That’s fine, but it doesn’t diminish what has been an incredible run for Gundy and OSU. The golden era of OSU football. According to this list, there are only 162 coaches who have ever won 100 games total. Ever. In college football history. Gundy is about to make it 163.last_img read more

Joe Wickline Discusses His Return To Stillwater: ‘Mixed Emotions’

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Joe Wickline is coming to Stillwater this weekend for just the second time since he left OSU for Texas in 2014. This time he returns as West Virgina’s offensive line coach. He talked about his time in Stillwater earlier this week and what it will be like to return.“It’s kind of a mixed emotion thing,” said Wickline. “My family has a house there; my wife and daughter, and they grew up there. Oklahoma State is a great state. They have a bunch of great people. Again, it’s one of my top places. It’s a great place, the administration has done a nice job, and coach Gundy and Holder have done a great job. It all started back then when they kind of took reign, and since then from the overall aspect of the facilities, I’m impressed.”Bill Haisten wrote about the complicated relationship between Wickline, Gundy and Dana Holgorsen earlier this week for the Tulsa World. There a number of ways to look at it, but Wickline’s departure leading to the (sort of) downfall of the offense is one of them.In 33 games since Wickline left Stillwater, the Cowboy offensive line has given up 95 sacks. In 91 games before he moved, the Cowboy offensive line gave up 86 sacks.“[Boone Pickens Stadium is] a classic place to play,” said Wickline. “Boone Pickens Stadium and Stillwater, it’s one of the all-time classics. The fans are great, the people there are livid about their program, much like West Virginia.“It’s very similar, to our guys and their guys, and the ride with the brand. But it’s another game, we’re all professionals, its business and we take care of the student-athletes. We take care of what’s at hand, where we’re at and we kind of dismiss that and move on to the next thing.”He went on to talk about how it was sort of difficult at first to adapt to Dana being his boss in Morgantown (in the video below). Wickline seems like, uh, a tough guy to work with but someone who is worth working with because of the results he gets.Tyron Carrierlast_img read more

Daily Mullets (October 28)

first_imgI am headed to Stillwater this morning. Carson and I are doing a live podcast on Saturday night between 7-7:30 p.m. (depending on what time he can hustle over there). We will be at Hideaway with David Glidden. Everyone should come out!Football NewsBerry Tramel on Big 12 parity: “That’s outstanding parity and would be exalted if not for the Big 12’s other problems, from dysfunction in the board room to dysfunction in defensive secondaries.” [NewsOK]Of Mike Gundy’s 99 wins, which was the most important? [PFB]Vincent Taylor’s dad on his son’s upbringing: “It was pretty rough for Vincent. He got labeled as a refugee; he got teased for that. He was a big kid, too, and other kids challenged him. From elementary school to middle school, it was very difficult and hard for my son.” [ESPN]Gundy on college football: “They’re going to blink and this will be gone. Most of us that are coaches would love to go back and do it again. It’s like anything else in life. You don’t enjoy it until it’s too late. And I try to stress that to them. Things that are important. Your preparation through the week, what you can control.” [Tulsa World]Mason Rudolph on the WVU defense: “I think they’re good at what they do. We prepared a lot for that this spring and have a lot of stuff on tape we’re going to install.” [NewsOK]Rudolph on getting The President the rock: “[Bracket coverage has] been happening all year and he still gets production. We’ve got to find better ways to get him the ball and we will.” [Tulsa World]This is awesome. From Gundy: “Eddie told me a long time ago, ‘Mike, you’d better have thick skin to be a head coach. It had better be really thick if you’re gonna be the coach at OSU.’ He said, ‘Ultimately people grade success by wins and losses, and if you’re at Oklahoma State it’s not always easy to win. So you’d better believe in yourself and you’d better have thick skin.’” [Tulsa World]Mike Yurcich on WVU’s defense: “They’re a unique defense in that they can drop eight defenders and then also play eight-man front football. So they’re very unique in their style. They create some challenges for you offensively, and it’s a challenge that we’re very eager to meet this week.” [NewsOK]Get hype. Ben Grogan on setting the all-time scoring record.WVU NewsOSU-WVU — a condensed history. [PFB]Good film study here on WVU: Different year, same Dana. [PFB]Dana says he was hired at OSU for one reason. [PFB]Players to watch for WVU. [PFB]Around the LeagueHow the average Big 12 coaching salary looks compared to other conferences. Good post here. [LGG]Hoops NewsBrad Underwood said he’s just going to climb into the stands and watch Homecoming & Hoops tonight with the students. [NewsOK]The best and worst day of Brad Underwood’s career at SFA. [PFB]Travis Ford has landed three (!) top 150 recruits thus far. [PFB]Vine’s deadNoooooo! [The Verge]Top 10 Vines from Up The Thunder. [UTT]Two absolute gems from me. I’ll post a top 10 list later.This will probably always be my favorite Vine ever. https://t.co/oMtJMJ8zbz— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img This one is pretty great too. RIP Vine. https://t.co/Bfj1niLTZf— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016last_img read more

Chuba Hubbard Earns Carr Conference MVP Honor

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Hubbard has been the star of the Canadian league and arguably the best team in the conference as they chase an undefeated record. Statistics weren’t available for the game, but Hubbard did score one touchdown in the game this past weekend, per the teams twitter account.Hubbard’s season statistics aren’t available, but he did accumulate 2,243 yards last season as a junior — three times more rushing yards than the leagues second leading rusher.Bev Facey will play in the ASAA Tier 1 North Semi game this Saturday as they continue their march toward the provincial final. Chuba Hubbard and the Bev Facey Falcons put their undefeated record on the line this past weekend in the Divisional round of the playoffs versus No. 6 Salisbury Comp Sabres, and came away once again unscathed with a 43-0 victory.Following the game, Oklahoma State running back commit Chuba Hubbard was awarded the Carr Conference MVP Award by Metro Edmonton.Metro Edmonton presented the Carr Conference MVP Award to Facey’s #30 Chuba Hubbard!! Well deserved! @bevfacey @FaceyFootball pic.twitter.com/RYmdt5rfk9— Bev Facey Athletics (@FaceyAthletics) November 5, 2016last_img read more

Chris Lacy Has Career Game That Helps Push OSU Past Tech

first_imgIt took Chris Lacy just four catches to have a career game. The junior showed up big in Oklahoma State’s dramatic one-point victory on senior night against Texas Tech.Talk about efficiencyThere were five balls thrown Lacy’s way. He caught the last four for a combined 100 yards. His first three catches were all in the first quarter, for 78 yards.His first catch went for 33 yards (22 after the catch) and got the Cowboys moving on a drive that ended with a Mason Rudolph 9-yard TD run to put OSU up 14-0.Later in the first quarter, Rudolph called Lacy’s number twice in a row. First he went for 13 yards on first down and then followed it up with another 30-plus yard sideline explosion. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Lacy’s last play went for 22 yards and led to a Chris Carson 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.center_img Efficiency has been Lacy’s M.O. all year. Against West Virginia, Lacy had three catches for 31 yards and two touchdowns. In that homecoming effort, he book-ended Mike Gundy’s 100th win with the Cowboys’ first touchdown and another one late to give OSU a two-score lead, essentially sealing the victory over the No. 10-ranked Mountaineers.Lacy’s other catch in that game? A 19-yard drive-saving play on 3rd and eight. Two of his three best games in terms of yards have come this season. Throw in the Texas, KSU, Baylor and WVU games, and Lacy is putting together a pretty great season for a fourth option at WR.screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-7-44-38-amAnother cool note. Lacy was instrumental in another significant win for Gundy. OSU has now won eight straight against Texas Tech. That’s the longest streak against any Big 12 school. It doesn’t seem right, does it?But even when he wasn’t getting targets, Lacy finds a way to keep himself on the field by doing the dirty work.Watch the Chris Lacy block. https://t.co/LlWJIlkeVY— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016It pays to be efficient and to wear your hard hat when you’re in the middle of a deep pool of wide-receiver talent such as Oklahoma State’s. Lacy is fourth in receiving yards at 360 behind James Washington, Jalen McCleskey and Jhajuan Seales.“We just took what they gave us,” said Lacy on Saturday. “Whenever they were playing back, we took the underneath routes and whenever they came up, we went over their head. We have a very explosive offense. We had a few turnovers but we were able to rally back and get the win.”With Seales carrying a rose Saturday for senior night and the possibility of James Washington playing Sundays in 2017 if he is so inclined, look for Lacy’s role to increase moving forward and into next year.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Has Top Five Bowl Record Historically

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State does not have a great history of getting to bowl games in its history. Before playing in 10 straight after Mike Gundy took over, the Cowboys has only been to 16 ever prior to 2005. That’s a pretty startling number. But once OSU reaches the postseason, it thrives.In fact, it has one of the five best records of any school in bowl games (min. 20 bowls played). These aren’t the Boises of the world beating up on unsuspecting AAC teams, either. These are big dogs. USC, Ole Miss and Florida State. Here are all the teams with a 55 percent winning percentage or better in bowl games.screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-2-34-13-pmThere should be some sort of weight applied to the fact that OSU’s wins are coming in the Heart of Dallas Bowl and Cactus Bowl and USC has won like 32 Rose Bowls, but this is still impressive. Everybody associated with the programs loves this time of year, too.“You get some extra time to get some young guys reps, so it’s a good time,” said offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich recently. “It’s kind of like an added spring ball. We’re getting some guys experience they need and really getting back to the basics, the fundamentals and doing all the things we emphasize on a daily basis and it kind of just starts back over. You implement a game plan during this time, so we’re looking at schemes that can be effective against their attack.”Mike Gundy agreed with his play-caller.“I’m pleased with where our team is right now,” said Gundy whose team leaves for San Antonio next week. “We’re healthy. Attitude, and all those things I think are important during bowl preparation, have been very good up to this point.”last_img read more

Poll: Is Mike Gundy the Best Coach in the Big 12?

first_imgIt seems fitting during this week’s Big 12 Media Days to talk about Mike Gundy’s place in the coaching power structure of this league. Today’s poll question is whether Gundy is now the best Big 12 coach with Bob Stoops’ exit stage right.Gundy holds the highest winning percentage of any coach in the Big 12 so logic says that he probably is, BUT I’d be willing to listen to arguments for unproven coaches like Tom Herman, Lincoln Riley as well as the work Bill Snyder has done in Manhattan.This week’s poll question: With Bob Stoops’ departure, is Mike Gundy now the best coach in the Big 12?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) July 18, 2017AdChoices广告As always we will revisit your comments tomorrow in a follow-up post so be sure and unload in the comments section below. Until then, happy voting. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more