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BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:56 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen



On a list of reasons Mike Gundy will have been disappointed his Oklahoma State team wasn't selected to play in the BCS championship game, money's probably not all that close to the top. But we're betting it's on there somewhere. 

Because as the Tulsa World reported in November and Business Insider reminded us Monday, we're talking about a lot of money. Gundy's contract offers a $500,000 bonus for an appearance in the BCS title game, a sum that would represent a 24 percent raise on his standard $2.1 million salary all by itself. 

Gundy will instead "settle" for a $100,000 bonus for winning the Big 12, a bump he would have forfeited if he'd received the BCS title game bonus instead. So all things considered, we're still surpised Gundy's as calm in the above interview with Tim Brando as he is.

Of course, when it comes to his finances, there's no reason for Gundy to worry ... not when a certain bajillionaire program benefactor is tweeting things like this:



If T. Boone Pickens thinks the Oklahoma State head coach should get a raise, we're betting the Oklahoma State head coach is getting a raise.

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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:56 am
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

This is why Gundy wasn't very vocal about his team getting screwed; it would have looked like he was greedy.  Funny how, outside of the media and the closed community of coaches, the only people who think OSU didn't get screwed are Bammer fans.  I am betting that if the BCS exists after this year, they will finally institute a rule stating that a team has to win its conference to play in the championship game.  That way, every game really does mean something, and conference games are like mini-playoffs.
 
The only fair way to do it is to have a playoff that incoporates conference championship games.  That being said, a plus-one would have been semi-fair this year, with the LSU-Bammer winner against the Stanford-OSU winner.   



Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:39 am
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Stanford will beat OSU.  Before you start whining, look Stanford has a good Defense and knows how to exploit the middle zone.  (Same as ISU did to OSU) 

And for the OSU faithful that  wanted a shot at LSU... Well, your getting it.  Its just LSUw  (look up Stanfords school name)  Leland Stanford Univercity  (LSU)w


So, you got what you were chanting for at the end of hte game, next time make sure you let the voters know which LSU you are actually talking about

RTR


Sorry guys, the best 2 are playing    &nbs
p;  



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:33 am
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

@lovinMSU--Are you serious?  I am fine with folks that want to crack on Bama or even the SEC, but when you bring LSU into the discussion, you are nothing more than a hater.  LSU played the best schedule in the country, and won every game.  Eight of the 13 teams we played were ranked at the time we played them, and more than once, LSU played back to back ranked teams.  LSU's last two games were against ranked teams in Arkansas and UGA.  Do you do any research at all prior to your rants are you simply OK with looking like an idiot and a hater.   LSU played and beat three teams that are in BCS bowl games.  What more was LSU supposed to do?  We played the best schedule in the country and won every game.  Idiot!



Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:57 am
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Maybe he shoulda done like so many others in college athletics do: He shoulda paid about a third of that bonus to someone on the BCS committee. You know thats how it works, so stop whatever your about to reply with.



Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:52 am
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Why the heck should anyone care about this? Oh, poor lil so-and-so dint get a bonus. For every knuckle-head who misses out on a bonus, some other schmuck gets one. Who freeking cares. He can still light a cigar with a 100-bill if he feels like it.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:49 pm
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Damn, that's a lot of lap dances



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:44 pm
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Gundy has come a long way since his meltdown at that press conference a few years ago. He's been pretty gracious through all of this.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:33 pm
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Gundy was not a voter eggheads



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:36 pm
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

T.bone will take care of those big, bad, guys next year...he'll just buy off more people and get him more votes, like he does everything else...or he'll probably give gundy a bigger bonus than the 500,000...keep those oil prices up people..



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:36 pm
 

BCS snub costs Mike Gundy $500,000

Looked it up, 42 coaches ranked Alabama 2nd, 17 ranked them 3rd. Only 4 coaches agreed with Saban's ranking of Oklahoma State, while one SEC homer had them 5th, behind Stanford and Arkansas. 


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