The Tulsa World teased us today (Wednesday) by promising a review in Thursday’s paper of Mike Gundy’s first five years as Les Miles’ successor. A review of the evolution of his hairstyle? I wish. Probably more in the vein of Bobby Reid, lose to Baylor, and how the hell did Al Pena ever become the starting quarterback for a Big 12 football team.
Here’s a question: If Mike Gundy was named, say, Mike Jefferson (though Jefferson’s Lettuce has a nice ring to it) would he still be the Cowboys coach? Does having the name Gundy and all the accolades that came along with it buy him more trust equity, buy him more time to make an impact? I think it has to, given all that he did as a player. And in no way would I want Gundy fired … even if he went 5-7 this season. But you have to know that having the surname buys him some more time in Stillwater. And … well … the hair.