I love Virat Kohli, he is the best in the world: Darren Lehmann

first_imgFormer Australia coach said he loved India captain Virat Kohli and added he was the best batsman in the world. On Tuesday, Kohli scored his 39th ODI hundred as India beat Australia by 6 wickets in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval. The three-match series is now level 1-1.Virat Kohli has been in sensational form across formats since India’s limited-overs tour of Australia in 2016. Just a little over a decade since his debut, Kohli now has 64 international hundreds – 39 in ODIs and 25 in Tests – which is third in the list of most international hundreds behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.Lehmann, who stepped down as Australia coach in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, tweeted out a reply to a debate started by Fox Cricket.I love Virat Kohli ,best in the world . @MacquarieSport @FoxCricket https://t.co/Qww3eOznP4Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) January 16, 2019Virat Kohli is largely considered to be the man who will one day break most of Sachin Tendulkar’s batting records. Only 30, Kohli has had a stunning run in international cricket and is the only captain to score six double hundreds in Test cricket.Watch the full highlights from another ODI masterclass by Virat Kohli – his 39th(!) ODI hundred! pic.twitter.com/L2d2fciApmcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 16, 2019Speaking to bcci.tv after the second ODI in Adelaide, Kohli said his goal was to help India become a global superpower in cricket.”I wouldn’t say goal but I would rather speak of a vision, which is for India to be a superpower in Test cricket or a very, very strong side in Test cricket in the years to come,” he told Star Sports.advertisement”I think if Indian cricket respects Test cricket, and Indian players respect Test cricket, then Test cricket will stay at the top because of the fan base that we have all over the world.”If we focus too much on shorter formats yes, they’re important but if we solely focus and look at them as an escape or an excuse to not be in the kind of situations that Test cricket presents to you, then there’ll start being a mental problem with the cricketers coming up,” the 30-year-old added.Do Not Miss: Meet Chahal TV’s debutant – Captain @imVkohliIn our fun segment, we get the Indian captain talking about his 39th ODI ton, the @msdhoni finish & a lot more – by @RajalAroraFull Video Link https://t.co/Am0NCYFqs7 pic.twitter.com/GPtmNjfOCCBCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2019Kohli also lauded Ravi Shastri, the India Head Coach, and credited his own evolution as captain to the feedback he received the from 56-year-old. Because he’s done so much commentary, and he’s seen the game so much and has played so much himself just watching the game he knows where the game is heading.”So just getting feedback from him constantly has been the biggest help for me, in terms of moulding my own personality into captaincy. He’s someone who has never tried to change me just to be able to fit into the captaincy mode,” Kohli said.Also Read | https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/virat-kohli-s-tryst-with-january-15-a-hundred-in-2017-2018-and-2019-1431931-2019-01-16Also Read | Justin Langer in awe of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni after India win Adelaide ODIAlso Read | Virat Kohli scores 39th ODI hundred: Shane Warne leads tributes for the Kinglast_img read more

Diego Costa feels ‘like a footballer again’

first_imgDiego Costa Diego Costa feels ‘like a footballer again’ after waking from Chelsea nightmare at Atletico Chris Burton 19:53 1/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Costa Atletico Madrid Getty Atlético Madrid Lleida Esportiu v Atlético Madrid Lleida Esportiu Copa del Rey Primera División The Spain international striker enjoyed a dream second debut for the La Liga giants on Wednesday, with a painful period in his career now forgotten Diego Costa claims to “feel like a footballer again” after putting his Chelsea pain behind him to enjoy a dream fresh start at Atletico Madrid.Despite having helped the Blues to two Premier League titles during his time in England, the Spain international striker found himself frozen out by Antonio Conte at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.A frustrating summer for the 29-year-old followed, with a return to Atletico agreed while the La Liga giants were working under the restrictions of a transfer ban. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Costa has, however, finally been freed to open a second spell in the Spanish capital and netted just five minutes after stepping off the bench in a Copa del Rey clash with Lleida Esportiu on Wednesday.He is hoping there will be many more efforts to come, with the burly frontman determined to make up for lost time.Diego Costa Atletico MadridCosta told reporters after a goal-scoring bow: “Now I am very happy because I feel like a footballer again.“It is great for me to play for Atletico Madrid again, the club are very important to me and I am very happy with this.“I could not have asked for anything more on my second debut, to be back playing again and to have scored a goal is fantastic.”A midweek outing for Atletico was Costa’s first since suffering defeat in the 2017 FA Cup final with Chelsea in May.He did pick up a knock in the process of opening his goal account for his new club, with Atletico having announced that they will be carrying out medical examinations.Costa took a blow to his right knee in finding the target against Lleida Esportiu, but was determined not to let a few bumps and bruises spoil his big night.last_img read more

Kansas State Players To Watch This Weekend

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Let’s take a look at some of the most hyped SnyderCats that will be on the field this Saturday.Quarterback Jesse Ertz, No. 16After redshirting and rehabbing his knee from an ACL tear in high school, sophomore quarterback Jesse Ertz had just won a hard fought battle in fall camp and taken over the job to lead the K-State Wildcats.  On the first play from scrimmage in a non-conference bout against the University of South Dakota, Ertz took off for a five yard run and tore the same ACL that he did as a senior in high school. Fast forward to 2016, Ertz was able to win the job in fall camp over his replacement Joe Huebner who didn’t find great success while he was out (and Kody Cook who played against OSU last year graduated). Ertz has shown tremendous athleticism in his time back on the field, averaging nearly 60 yards per game on the ground good for 12th in the conference. College football fans have heard about Trevor Knight’s ground exploits at Texas A&M, Ertz has ran the ball just two times less and for 52 less yards.Ertz and his decision making play a big part in the offense as you’d expect whether that’s with draws, sweeps and speed options on the ground or spreading the ball around 20 plus times a game. The K-State offense/team strives to play mistake-free, conservative football that hogs the clock and keeps your offense off the field. Ertz does a great job at making that happen. Wide Receiver Byron Pringle, No. 9How did the explosive 6’2”, 205 pound receiver wind up as a 22 year old sophomore at Kansas State? Growing up in a tough area in Tampa, Florida, Pringle was offered a scholarship to play at Youngstown State in Ohio but didn’t quite make it onto the field because of some legal issues. He wound up taking two years off from football (2012, 2013) before he found his way to Butler Community College in Kansas, where he got his priorities in order redshirting in 2014 and played a year of fantastic football for the Butler Grizzlies in 2015. Rated by numerous services as a top 100 junior college player nationally, Snyder and the Wildcats took a chance on him and it looks like it will pay off.  While there has been a learning curve for the juco transfer, Pringle has been picking it up as time goes on and will only improve. Both his junior college coach and Snyder rave about his explosiveness and ability to snatch passes out of the air with ease, pumping up his potential whenever possible. The Big 12’s leading kick returner, Pringle averages nearly 29 yards per return and has already ran back a kick earlier this year. While he’s still finding his way around the K-State offense, look out when he finds his way. Fullback Winston Dimel, No. 38Another impact player for the Wildcats is redshirt sophomore fullback Winston Dimel, also the son of co-offensive coordinator Dana Dimel. The local player from Manhattan, Kansas redshirted in 2014 then earned All-Big 12 at fullback as a freshman in 2015, things are looking good for the bruiser. Dimel is used in a variety of ways in the offense, with the majority being to spring quarterback Jesse Ertz or any of the running backs for longer runs, Dimel sees a lot of action down close to the goal line as a runner, pass catcher and at times as a wildcat quarterback. While questions of nepotism have come and gone, Dimel is just what you would think of for a Bill Snyder coached football player: a tough, hard-nosed no frills guy who gets the job done. Linebacker Elijah Lee, No. 9Coach Gundy speaking of the K-State defense was quoted this week saying that he’s “been watching ‘em all year and nobody’s scoring on them.” Junior linebacker Elijah Lee is one of the biggest reasons for that as Kansas State’s leading tackler (59) is on pace to have 103 tackles this year. The transition from high school defensive end to 2nd team All-Big 12 linebacker in 2015 appears to have been a smooth one as the speedy Lee covers the field from sideline to sideline. Lee averages ten tackles per game in conference play and is player that “shows up on all the (watch)lists”, someone the Cowboys will be on the watch for this week. Defensive End Jordan Willis, No. 75A stalwart at defensive end, senior Jordan Willis has started the past 34 games and has been very productive. The Wildcat defender leads the conference in sacks (8.0) and is second in tackles for loss (11.5). He had 9.5 sacks in 2015 and was recently named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after K-State beat Texas a few weeks ago. He’s forced six fumbles, the current leader among Big 12 players, Mason will have to be careful to avoid any of his old struggles with fumbling issues. The senior captain may be less hyped than Wildcat standouts in recent history, but he was named the “best pass rusher in the Big 12” by one publication and named preseason All B12 about anywhere you look. He’s currently fourth on the all-time K-State career sack leaders list with 22.5 since 2013. A stereotypical K-State success story, the under-the-radar Willis came from Kansas City powerhouse program Rockhurt to Manhattan, turning down only an offer from Indiana, to be one of the great pass rushers in program history. From a recent interview with ESPN, Willis talked about how he loves NASCAR and his favorite driver is Martin Truex, Jr. citing his consistency as the reason. K-State fans will really miss the consistency of Jordan Willis when his eligibility finally expires. last_img read more

OSU Moves Up to No. 11 In College Football Playoff Ranking

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. After surviving unranked Texas Tech last Saturday, the Cowboys have climbed from No. 13 to No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings.Full #CFBPlayoff Top 25 for games played through November 12. pic.twitter.com/HMKAnElgs3— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 16, 2016Just ahead of Oklahoma State, No. 10 Colorado who also is 8-2 and has played two current top-25 teams, Southern Cal (No. 13) and Michigan (No. 3) and lost to both. OSU has played one current top-25 team, West Virginia (No.14) and won.West Virginia came in at No. 14 and Oklahoma climbed to No. 9. No other Big 12 teams were included.Kyle Porter wrote a great post about the entire process earlier today.As far as the Big 12 title-hunt goes, three teams are technically alive. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State control their own destiny. If either team wins out, they get it. If neither do, it gets a little dicey. Check out our breakdown here.last_img read more

Roundtable: PFB Makes Final Bedlam Predictions

first_imgBe sure to follow us on twitter and on Facebook to get the most up-to-date Oklahoma State information and breaking news.  While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Bedlam is tomorrow. The PFB team broke down our predictions and for the game and made our game picks.Boone: So Dede Westbrook seems confident. He posted on instagram a picture of him and Baker Mayfield with a caption “laughing about OSU’s chances Saturday.” Since this is a predictions post, how many yards will Dede Westbrook have in Bedlam? And will he eat his words?Cox: I will say 85. The weather has the potential to slow down either passing game but he will break off for at least one big play. As far as laughing at the chance is concerned, he will eat his words.Porter: I’ll say 110. But I don’t think he’s going to be the best receiver on the field. And I think that will surprise him.Caleb: I agree. He’s had some good games, but if you look at teams with good defenses, he’s put up 100 on WVU, only 88 on BU and only 105 yards against Kansas. KANSAS!!! I’m going price is right rules and saying 84 to beat Cox.Cox: plus I agree with KP’s dad from the pod. I don’t think Spencer is going to give much up over the top.Caleb: Also he had 33 yards against Louisiana Monroe. I know he only played like 4.2% of that game probably, but come on…Southwell: I wouldn’t hold that against Kansas after their performance against James Washington. They’re frustrating.But I’m in the same line of thinking with you guys. Weather could be a factor, but I’m worried our defense will bite on double moves. I think he will have about 100 yards. I think James Washington will have a lot more.Boone: Who will have the better game // Mason Rudolph or Baker Mayfield?Cox: WoooPorter: Mayfield because he’s going to run a lot. I still don’t trust Road Rudolph like I do Home Rudolph.Cox: I’m going with Mayfield from a numbers standpoint… But I don’t think that necessarily means OU wins.Caleb: Mayfield will look and feel like the better quarterback, but Mason’s stat line will be better. Also Mason gets the W, so obviously….Cox: Mason will win the award for better TD celebrations.Southwell: Mason should come away with a better stat line for passing. Both QBs will run, but Mayfield should take that category.I think Mason will have more TDs and fewer INTs, so I’m going with Rudolph overall.Cox: I think unless OU goes up big, Gundy’s going to want to lean on Hill/Carson heavily… He’s been waiting for a running game toy for three years. He’s on the road so he’s going to want to play with it.Porter: This is true. One of the OU writers Mandeville interviewed earlier in the week said one way to beat OU is like Tech (air, air, air) and the other is like Kansas State. Guess which one Gundy is going to choose.Cox: that makes you wonder if they will use Rudolph to run the ball more than normalPorter: Why not? No Playoff to play for. Bowl game not for a month. Ride the Reindeer.Southwell: OSU should be able to do whatever they want against OU’s defense. No reason to heavily lean on the run or passCox: I just hope weather doesn’t factor in that much.Boone: So a crazy/bold prediction for the game?Porter: Jalen McCleskey has a return TD.Cox: I predict that OU attempts a fake punt and it ends badly for themCaleb: Boring prediction: Sanders doesn’t see the field.Crazy prediction: We have at least 5 rushing touchdowns between Carson, Hill, and Rudolph.Southwell: Dede Westbrook gets stranded on Ramon Island :palm_tree:Justice Hill runs for a TD on the first play with no flags for holdingBoone: I think OSU will have two RUN touchdowns of > 50 yardsCox: I say Justice Hill has his best game of the season.Boone: Whats our final score predicitions? I’ll take 31-28 OSU.Southwell: 45-42 OSUCox: 38-35 OSUPorter: 44-37 OU.Southwell: WHY DO YOU HATE OSU @porterCaleb: 45-41 Pokes. Taylor blocks and extra point, forcing OU into some tough decisions, they score at the end to make it 42-41 (OSU in lead), fail to recover an onside kick, and the Ice Pirate seals the deal. BoomCox: last_img read more

Five Thoughts On Mike Gundy’s Coaching Flirtations

first_imgOh it’s true. Fedora was never interviewed and Gundy was still in play/waffling; never told them ‘no’ https://t.co/lCwclYoYnB— Jason King (@JasonKingBR) December 6, 2016This is supposed to be a rational voice for Baylor! Were Nick Saban and Urban Meyer just too busy with the playoff to interview?!All of these things might be true, of course (although I’m not sure Matt Rhule is a “big boy”), but I find them very, very difficult to believe. Larry Fedora played for a conference title last year. Gundy played for one the last two years.Oklahoma State and North Carolina may or may not be better jobs than Baylor (they certainly are right now), but even if they aren’t, it is close enough that making this move would be lateral at best. So Fedora and Gundy are going to laterally jump ship for the No. 147-ranked recruiting class in the country? Mmmmm okay.4. Familiarity trumps cashI don’t know if Mike Gundy was or was not offered $60 million to coach Baylor. I presume, though, that Gundy has been offered more money (either formally or informally) to coach at somewhere other than Oklahoma State at some point in the last five years.Jim Traber says that Mike Gundy turned down a 10-year, $60 million contract from Baylor. Says Oregon could be in play for Gundy.— The Sports Animal (@sportsanimal) December 6, 2016That would mean that Gundy has turned down that money, and there is a specific reason for that.Gundy is almost 50. He, maybe more than any other coach in the country, knows how difficult it is to turn the ship of a floundering program and make it awesome. It’s hard. It takes a ton of time and effort — two things Gundy doesn’t necessarily want to give.This is not 37-year-old Gundy who could bang out 15-hour days and draw up plays on his Big Chief pad until all hours of the night. He has other interests. He wants to hunt. He wants to watch his kids play ball. He doesn’t want to, for example, go on a national remorse tour explaining why there will not be any more sexual assaults in Waco from here on out.He really only has one problem to solve in Stillwater: Beat OU. Everything else has either been taken care of or is being taken care of. Every other issue he has stems from that one. You go somewhere else and you have 1,000 problems you’re not familiar with and you don’t know how to solve. I don’t really think Gundy has time or wants to make time for that. He will be in Stillwater for many more years.5. OSU might not be a stepping stone anymoreI was thinking about this as all this was going on: Are we sure OSU is a stepping stone job? I made the case pretty hard earlier this year, but I’m not totally sure that’s true anymore. You can win conference titles in Stillwater. You have the facilities. You will get paid. You have so many resources. The only downside, literally the only downside, is location.The thing that got me thinking about this is thinking about whether Baylor and Oregon are definitively better positions than Oklahoma State. Baylor is not. Oregon probably is depending on what you value. ESPN ranked the CFB jobs at the beginning of the year. Oregon was No. 13. Baylor No. 22. OSU was No. 30. But part of me wonders if second- or third-tier jobs like OSU have become like Wichita State in basketball.WSU coach Gregg Marshall famously said a few years ago that you can eat a lot of steak with the money he’s making.“I’m already making seven figures,” Marshall told CBS Sports. “You can eat a lot of steak and hamburger and pizza for what we’re making at Wichita State . … I live on the golf course. We have a beautiful backyard. My wife has four dogs. She gardens. We fly around on private planes to Napa and back to South Carolina. We have a good life, man.”Gundy has a good life, too. What is the point of going somewhere else? What are you trying to accomplish? You can win conference titles in Stillwater. You have one problem to solve. You’re six inches from playing for a national championship.Look, I’m in the bag for Gundy. I am fully intoxicated on 9- and 10-win seasons and playing in awesome bowl games every year with the occasional Big 12 title to boot. I know this is going to sound insane, but I think having a top 12 program nationally over the last decade is really good.But.I think getting stroked by your rival with a trophy on the line and waltzing off to flirt with a school that itself is flirting with short-term irrelevancy is as petulant as it gets. You have one boss to please. You have one booster to placate. You can buy part of John Deere (the company, not the tractor). You have it good.Gundy predictably dodged the questions about his fidelity to Stillwater at the end of last week. “As everybody knows, I’m fully committed to Oklahoma State,” Gundy said on Thursday.Actually I’m not sure everyone does know that, Mike.“[My players] know me really well and they know that if there is ever anything that they need, information, that I’m going to give it to them first. And they have never come to me about any of those situations or things that they hear, just from the relationship that I have with them. So, I don’t really see the need to address it and I don’t think they give it a second thought to be honest with you.”For the first time during last week’s fiasco I came to the realization that Oklahoma State football will still be pretty good when Gundy leaves as long as it gets the right coach. This is a Bryan Curtis special. He wrote recently about Charlie Strong and Texas.Here’s my theory of college football: There aren’t great programs. There are only great coaches. I know this because I spent most of my childhood watching crappy Texas football teams. They got better when Brown was hired during my junior year at UT.When Brown’s spell wore off, Texas sunk back to a spot in the pecking order behind Texas A&M and Houston, plus Baylor and TCU. This was treated as a historical quirk; in fact, it was a restoration of the Reagan-era prime of the Southwest Conference. Magical thinking about indomitable programs is rampant across college football. [Ringer]Mike Gundy is one of the best things to ever happen to Oklahoma State football, but he’s going to get himself in trouble if he starts thinking he’s the only thing to ever happen to Oklahoma State football. Those contracts don’t renew themselves.His annual tour de Power 5 is not only getting stale, it’s getting tiring. So while last week’s move will be viewed by some as Gundy’s latest power play in a career full of them, I take the opposite view. Gundy has been a stronghold for Cowboy football for over a decade now, but I don’t think it gets any weaker than this. I’m sorry this is so tardy, but I was out this week as we had our third kid. I had a loooooot of time in the hospital and in the middle of the night to think about Mike Gundy, Baylor and the future of Oklahoma State football. Here is what I came up with.1. Gundy’s self-awareness not highHere is what I believe about what happened last week: If Mike Gundy did not want the news of him holding hands with Baylor to be made public, it would not have been made public. Did you notice the three loudest OSU-specific voices on Gundy’s supposed visit to Waco? Pat Jones, Robert Allen and Jim Traber.Pat Jones said Gundy showed him how much Baylor allegedly offered (10 years, $60 million). Gundy is not stupid. He knows Jones talks on the radio. He also had the chance to tell him it was off the record. Same for Allen. Those were the first two people who sent the test balloon. This is not difficult to parse through. This was on purpose. I’m not breaking any news by saying that. If it was Bill Haisten or Mark Cooper or Kyle Fredrickson who first reported it, I would empathize with Gundy’s inability to maintain some privacy. But not like this.So it’s clear Gundy wanted all of it out there. My question is, uh, why? You’re just coming off a brain-thumping by your in-state rival for the conference championship in a game on a day in which most of your decisions were questioned by all but the most irrational Gundy supporter.This would be like me filing an incoherent 800-word piece about the 2017 Masters for CBSSports.com and then the next week making it (very) public that I was interested in jumping to ESPN.com for more money. I can do that, of course, but what am I trying to accomplish? It makes me look foolish and like I have no grip on reality. Should I not listen to ESPN.com because I flailed in my Masters piece? No, that’s not what I’m saying. But I definitely should have:The self-awareness to keep this very privateThe kind of relationship with my editor and boss where I can go to them and say, “hey, I botched that Masters piece but you know I’ve done really good work around here … ESPN.com is offering me a big raise so can we talk about the future of my contract?”That seems like a reasonable position to take.Here’s the thing. I think if Gundy was actually serious about leaving OSU then this story would not have been leaked (by him). But because it was leaked, I have to believe he wasn’t serious and was just trying to either goad his bosses (silly) or use it as leverage (he just got a contract extension last year, and there are better ways to go about doing so again).This is not endearing, and with a 2-10 record against OU, “endearing” is one of the only things Gundy has going for him this time of year.2. But he does have slack in the lineI wrote about this on Monday, but Gundy knows OSU isn’t going to pay him (at least) $7 million to go away so he can kind of do whatever he wants. It’s crappy that he takes advantage of this (and completely silly — when is the last time Bob Stoops legitimately flirted with another school?) but he understands the economics of it.As an aside: He does not however understand the economics of what it takes for a lesser entity (OSU) to defeat a greater entity (OU) in an annual football game (i.e. take a risk). Someone leave directions to the Spears School of Business on his desk. I’m sure one of the professors over there would be happy to give a pro bono lecture.Anyway, part of me thinks Gundy just does this every December to irk Mike Holder and Boone Pickens. Like, he just has a bunch of stuff floated out there until he gets a groveling text from somebody in a office at the top of Gallagher-Iba Arena telling him to stop and that yes, of course he can have a mullet-specific hairdresser brought in part-time to the barber shop inside of Boone Pickens Stadium.3. Baylor has an overinflated view of itselfJason King is a Bleacher Report writer who roots for and reports on Baylor. I have no issue with the former. I am a CBS Sports writer who roots for Oklahoma State. That is not a problem. My point in this is, however, that as a journalist you usually represent the more conservative, rational end of your fan base. And yet …Baylor search reminds me of presidential election. Twitter know-it-alls laughing at the mention of big-time names are about to look stupid— Jason King (@JasonKingBR) December 6, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img Larry Fedora wanted Baylor job and would’ve taken it. Was never interviewed.— Jason King (@JasonKingBR) December 6, 2016last_img read more