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Oklahoma State Football: Mike Gundy is the Big 12's Third Best Coach

Oklahoma State Football: Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State Football: Mike Gundy

The Big 12 has its share of great college football coaches. One of the best in the conference is Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy.

In Athlon Sports' Big 12 Coach Rankings, the Cowboys' head coach is listed at No. 3, just ahead of Tom Herman (No. 4) at Texas and just behind Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley (No. 2). 

Here's why: Oklahoma State’s streak of consecutive (three) 10-win seasons was snapped in 2018 after a 7-6 mark, but Gundy’s track record suggests the dip in victories won’t last long at his alma mater. The Cowboys are 121-59 under Gundy’s direction and have played in 13 straight bowl games. Oklahoma State hasn’t posted a losing record since 2005 and has four finishes inside of the top 25 over the last six years. Gundy’s best season in Stillwater came in 2011. The Cowboys just missed a trip to the national championship game with a 12-1 record and a No. 3 finish at the end of the year. Gundy’s 121 wins rank as the most by any coach in a tenure at Oklahoma State.

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