Friday, September 2, 2011

Mike Gundy Impact at Oklahoma State

Mike Gundy has taken Oklahoma State to the next level.  The Cowboy football program continues to make noise on the national scene and the expectations for 2011 are high.  OSU and coach Gundy have their eyes set on a BCS appearance.  

Tulsa World: Gundy makes OSU a legitimate program

Gundy Era

Head coach Mike Gundy enters his seventh sea- son as head coach at his alma mater with a blos- soming resume in Stillwater. He is 47-29 after six seasons but is clearly authoring a sustained period of success at OSU.

• OSU was 12-15 under Gundy after 27 games, but has gone 35-14 since then, including a 29-10 record over the last three seasons and 20-6 over the last two campaigns.

• Gundy’s 47 wins at OSU rank third all-time behind only Jim Lookabaugh (58-41-6) and Gundy’s college coach, Pat Jones (62-60-3). • Gundy’s .618 winning percentage is third best at OSU. That OSU chart is topped by Hall-of- Famer Lynn “Pappy” Waldorf (.735).

• Perhaps the most impressive part of Gundy’s tenure at OSU is that he has built the program with three different offensive coordinators and three different defensive coordinators. Three of his former assistants have left Oklahoma State to become head coaches (Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia, Larry Fedora at Southern Miss and Tim Beckman at Toledo).

• Under Gundy, OSU has gone to five straight bowl games (an OSU first) and won at least seven games in six straight seasons (another school first) and at least nine games in three straight seasons (yet another first).

• Under Gundy, OSU has reached the top 10 of the Associated Press poll for a school-best fourth straight season.

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