When Gundy was hired, T. Boone Pickens told him two things. The first was to take risks, the second was to be unpredictable. Those two things have helped pave the way for Gundy's beliefs ranging from practicing five hours a week, to his hiring of assistant coaches, and even valuing character over talent on the recruiting trail.
After making a few hires early in his career, that weren't great hires by his own admission, Gundy decided to focus on intelligence and loyalty when looking for assistants. Gundy's two most recent hires have worked out pretty darn well. Todd Monken's offense averaged almost 50 points per game and 557 yards of offense in his first season as a coordinator, while running backs coach Jemal Singleton has been praised by Gundy for his demeanor, discipline and structure coming to the Cowboys from the Air Force Academy.
Gundy laughingly says "I look back, and never would have hired me, knowing what I know now".
Oklahoma State will take on Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl on January 2nd at 8:30 on ESPN.
Video: A&M "reveals" their 2012 schedule
Published: Wednesday, 28 December 2011 12:29
This actually is a pretty well done video by A&M revealing their schedule...but Kevin Sumlin's "Howdy" just doesn't sound right.
Still have a couple of TBDs in there as well.
2012 SEC schedule
Published: Wednesday, 28 December 2011 10:25
Just released by the SEC
2012 SEC Football Schedule (Conference Games Only) Team-By-Team
ALABAMA Sept. 15: at Arkansas Sept. 29: OLE MISS Oct. 13: at Missouri Oct. 20: at Tennessee Oct. 27: MISSISSIPPI STATE Nov. 3: at LSU Nov. 10: TEXAS A&M Nov. 24: AUBURN
ARKANSAS Sept. 15: ALABAMA Sept. 29: vs. Texas A&M Oct. 6: at Auburn Oct. 13: KENTUCKY Oct. 27: OLE MISS Nov. 10: at South Carolina Nov. 17: at Mississippi State Nov. 24: LSU
AUBURN Sept. 8: at Mississippi State Sept. 22: LSU Oct. 6: ARKANSAS Oct. 13: at Ole Miss Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt Oct. 27: TEXAS A&M Nov. 10: GEORGIA Nov. 24: at Alabama
FLORIDA Sept. 8: at Texas A&M Sept. 15: at Tennessee Sept. 22: KENTUCKY Oct. 6: LSU Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) Nov. 3: MISSOURI
GEORGIA Sept. 8: at Missouri Sept. 22: VANDERBILT Sept. 29: TENNESSEE Oct. 6: at South Carolina Oct. 20: at Kentucky Oct. 27: vs. Florida (Jacksonville) Nov. 3: OLE MISS Nov. 10: at Auburn
KENTUCKY Sept. 22: at Florida Sept. 29: SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 6: MISSISSIPPI STATE Oct. 13: at Arkansas Oct. 20: GEORGIA Oct. 27: at Missouri Nov. 3: VANDERBILT Nov. 24: at Tennessee
LSU Sept. 22: at Auburn Oct. 6: at Florida Oct. 13: SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 20: at Texas A&M Nov. 3: ALABAMA Nov. 10: MISSISSIPPI STATE Nov. 17: OLE MISS Nov. 24: at Arkansas
OLE MISS Sept. 29: at Alabama Oct. 6: TEXAS A&M Oct. 13: AUBURN Oct. 27: at Arkansas Nov. 3: at Georgia Nov. 10: VANDERBILT Nov. 17: at LSU Nov. 24: MISSISSIPPI STATE
MISSISSIPPI STATE Sept. 8: AUBURN Oct. 6: at Kentucky Oct. 13: TENNESSEE Oct. 27: at Alabama Nov. 3: TEXAS A&M Nov. 10: at LSU Nov. 17: ARKANSAS Nov. 24: at Ole Miss
MISSOURI Sept. 8: GEORGIA Sept. 22: at South Carolina Oct. 6: VANDERBILT Oct. 13: ALABAMA Oct. 27: KENTUCKY Nov. 3: at Florida Nov. 10: at Tennessee Nov. 24: at Texas A&M
SOUTH CAROLINA Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt Sept. 22: MISSOURI Sept. 29: at Kentucky Oct. 6: GEORGIA Oct. 13: at LSU Oct. 20: at Florida Oct. 27: TENNESSEE Nov. 10: ARKANSAS
TENNESSEE Sept. 15: FLORIDA Sept. 29: at Georgia Oct. 13: at Mississippi State Oct. 20: ALABAMA Oct. 27: at South Carolina Nov. 10: MISSOURI Nov. 17: at Vanderbilt Nov. 24: KENTUCKY
TEXAS A&M Sept. 8: FLORIDA Sept. 29: vs. Arkansas Oct. 6: at Ole Miss Oct. 20: LSU Oct. 27: at Auburn Nov. 3: at Mississippi State Nov. 10: at Alabama Nov. 24: MISSOURI
VANDERBILT Aug. 30: SOUTH CAROLINA Sept. 22: at Georgia Oct. 6: at Missouri Oct. 13: FLORIDA Oct. 20: AUBURN Nov. 3: at Kentucky Nov. 10: at Ole Miss Nov. 17: TENNESSEE
Michigan's equipment guys headed down to New Orleans to set up for the Sugar Bowl, and ran into some issues.
The 53 foot truck carrying their equipment would not be able to navigate the tight streets in the French Quarter. Luckily, this is Jon Falk's 35th bowl game and he's seen just about everything. Falk and the rest of the Michigan staff got some help from Tulane staffers and the video below highlights that journey.
Falk took some time to sit down and talk about his experiences at Michigan, and had the following to say. "When you come to Michigan, you understand you're not going to be home for Christmas, you understand, your family understands. This is Michigan. We go to bowl games every year."
Below is some very good footage of what Falk and the people behind the scenes go through before kickoff. Michigan and Virginia Tech will face off January 3rd at 8:30 on ESPN.