Mike’s last round up…
Hey OSU fans…both of you…I have some good news and some bad news…OSU will have their best team this year since the last time T. Boone bought a winner during Gundy’s first rodeo.
The bad news for Aggie fans is that this will be Gundy’s last go round in Swine City. That’s right, I believe Mikey will use his best season to spring board to his next Yankees job.
Having watched a ton of football over the years. I have seen how coaches like Gundy use mid-major programs like OSU to get their chance at the golden ring.
This happens everywhere, but let’s take a look at OSU. OSU is perfect example of a place where this kind of tomfoolery can happen. The Aggies have always flown just below the NCAA radar. The NCAA tends to give mid-majors some latitude in order to create parity.
Boone greases the skids and Texas high schools supply the talent. Jimmy Johnson was the first chicken thief to use T. Boone’s money to make a name for himself in Stillwater. He developed the template for Les Miles to follow, only to be mastered by the Mullet man.
As I have said before Gundy is smarter than he looks as he has used T. Boone’s money, new stadium digs, and stylish uniforms to attract 5-star athlete who could not qualify academically any where else. He has also done a commendable job of keeping these guys eligible and out of jail.
Jimmy Johnson used his time at OSU to spring board to a National Championship at Miami and a World Championship in Dallas. Les Miles used the J.J. template as he created SI’s “Dirty Game” in Stillwater to win a ton of games and a National Championship at LSU.
Gundy is itching to do the same…
Finally, my prediction for Gundy’s next gig is Texas A&M. The Texas Ags will lose four, possibly five games this year and will purse the Oklahoma Aggie to be their next Messiah.
Gundy sees the writing on the wall as he knows that OSU will implode after this year. With OU, Texas, Baylor, TCU and even West Virginia on the rise, Gundy’s bunch will be fighting to remain in the upper division.
Unfortunately for Cowboy fans, Gundy will not be the class act that Bob Stoops was. He will wait until after the season to pull the plug giving the new guy little time to recruit a decent class.
Just like last week’s team predictions, I will file this information away for future reference. Unlike Jim Traber I will be back at the end of the year to own up to my projections.