Mike Gundy Not Pleased with Boone Pickens Comments

first_imgAfter a week of one-sided commentary from Boone Pickens expressing his angst towards Mike Gundy, saying he “doesnt handle relationships very well”, the head coach had his say on the subject in the postgame to share his side of the story.Needless to say he was not pleased.Here’s what he told John Hoover of the Franchise:If you’re doing something that’s hurting us in the big picture, well then I don’t like that. Because that means it makes it worse on these guys who bust their ass.”Going even further, he explained what a distraction it can be for him and his team.“Everybody knows about it. Right? You get it walking around in the street. I mean, the players know about it. You can hear them talking about it a little bit. And then it fades away.”“I just have to do my job,” Gundy added. “I can’t do anything about it. And you know what? At some point, if somebody feels it ain’t good enough, then hell, somebody else can come in here and try it.”Interesting comments to say the least, especially after Boone’s released statement this morning. You can read the full article here. 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

Former OSU Receiver Adarius Bowman Makes SportsCenter Top 10 With Acrobatic Catch

first_imgOne of the most prolific receivers to come through Oklahoma State during the Mike Gundy era, Adarius Bowman, is still making his living – and name – playing in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos.Bowman has been with the Eskimos since 2011, and is off to already his best start of any season in the CFL, recording 1,609 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns surpassing his career best 2014 season of 1,456 yards and 6 touchdowns. It was highlighted this weekend with this incredibly acrobatic catch below, which made SportsCenters top 10 plays over the weekend:Good to see a former Oklahoma State standout thriving! 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

Former Bachelor Chris Soules Visits Stillwater

first_imgAmong the nearly 52,000 reportedly in attendance from last weeks game against Iowa State in Stillwater was former Bachelor and mini-celebrity Chris Soules. He stopped in front of Boone Pickens to pose for a photo during his stop, tagging Boone Pickens in a tweet of him holding an Eskimo Joe’s cup:Great time watching my Cyclones at Boone Pickens Stadium with @boonepickens. The Cyclones ran his okstate pokes within a block of home. pic.twitter.com/zoF56T1maP— Chris Soules (@souleschris) October 10, 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. thanks for the pic..my @BachelorABC addicted wife @larryscowgirl is so jealous. Good luck to your Cyclones the rest of the way. pic.twitter.com/3HVE4wKID3— Larry Reece (@cowboyvoice) October 11, 2016Soules was the Bachelor of season 19 [thanks, Google.] Unfortunately for him, his Cyclones melted down in the third and fourth quarter and probably broke his heart harder than Andi Dorfman. At least he left town with a taste of cheese fries in his mouth.last_img read more

Why Mike Gundy Is ‘Comfortable’ With Where OSU Is At

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 spoke with the media for a few minutes on Wednesday, and he said something interesting about where OSU currently sits in the Big 12 (4-2 overall, 2-1 in the league). It was a grade of sorts, which we have been handing out this week on the blog. And it wasn’t a bad one.“I’m comfortable with where we are,” said Gundy. “We’ve played pretty well at times and if we didn’t we were able to identify why we played well and find a solution. If there’s a solution to the issues we have in every phase of the game, then I’m OK with that because we can coach and teach it, and the players are committing themselves to getting better.“I’m not very relaxed when I don’t have an answer for what would be football that’s not quite up to par. We’ve got young men who are committed and we’ve been able to identify our problems at times and we have answers for it. That’s coaching, and I enjoy that part of the game.” Did you hear that? “If there’s a solution to the issues we have … then I’m OK with that because we can coach and teach it.” That’s pretty interesting. It’s true that OSU has “solved” its problems at running back, patched up the offensive line, improved the special teams and gotten within three plays of being 6-0.“It’s just game by game,” added Glenn Spencer. “Every game, I pick out some things we have done well and some things we have done poor. Obviously, the things we have done poor have produced big gains and points. It is a game by game deal. I think if we get some of those things corrected, we have a big ceiling that we are not close to reaching yet.”I’m not sure I totally buy what Gundy and Spencer are selling here. I would not be relaxed at all about the thought of Pat Mahomes, Kenny Trill and Baker Mayfield carving up what has been a below-average secondary thus far. Or the grind about to be undertaken by a defense that, beyond the front four, is a little thinner than I would like it to be.I get what he’s saying, and I think angst over a 4-2 record is silly when OSU could very easily be 6-0. But then again, it could just as easily be 2-4 (gulp). OSU has lacked that dominant gene that great teams have since the 2011 season. Even in 2013 and 2015 when it won 10 games, it rarely threw down the gauntlet and said “we’re going to rock.” There are a handful of games (2015 TCU, 2013 Baylor), but that hasn’t happened as often as most of us would like.Still, I trust what Gundy has done and is doing, and if he thinks they are able to fix their issues internally then I’m good with that. I just wish they would start doing it in the first half of games instead of waiting until the end of the third quarter.last_img read more