Here's the pulse of the OSU fan base, following a crushing Bedlam loss and looking ahead to the Cotton Bowl matchup against Missouri.
Jon Glazier: “Moved on! Yes the Bedlam loss was a huge disappointment, but dwelling on it is pointless. The Pokes need our support in the Cotton Bowl and I'll be heading to my first-ever bowl game. I'm very excited about going and hope the cowboys can pull it off!”
Brandon Turnbow: “I will be there with bells on! Bedlam was a tough loss, but it's just a game. Time to be ‘loyal and true!'”
John Dolezal: “I am very excited about the Cowboys and the bowl game. I must say that after the Bedlam loss I ‘had my head in a jar' for three days — not down about the players or coaches but disappointed for them and for myself and other fans. As I am a former high school coach, I admit Coach Gundy has it right that ‘the coaches are the biggest babies.' I took Gundy's advice and ‘picked my chin up' and moved forward.”
Daniel Boyington: “I've been attending games since the '88 season when I was seven years old and this Bedlam loss may be the most disappointing loss I've seen. It will not make me get the Pistol Pete tattoo removed from my arm, but it hurt as a fan to know where we've come from and being so close to being a ‘dominant' program to continue to get beat by our step brothers from Norman. I have moved on though, because our seniors need our support in their last game and we should thank them for help getting our program to where it is.”
Blake Reichert: “The only downside is the repetition of going to the Cotton Bowl is a painful reminder of how many times OSU has ended up close to winning the Big 12 title but only fully executing once. Going to a bowl game year after year is a blessing, but especially after the Bedlam loss we just took, it's almost just another reminder of what could've been.
Steve King: “I have mixed emotions. Our family had our bags packed for Phoenix prior to the Bedlam game. Very disappointed in the chain of events following that game, which placed OU in a BCS game instead of OSU. We will go to the Cotton Bowl, which is a nice consolation prize. I am underwhelmed with playing Missouri, much like I am sure OU was with playing Texas A&M last year. Would have loved to play a traditional SEC team like LSU or South Carolina. After reflecting on the season, I think this is Coach Gundy's best effort. To think that this team has won 10 games without a star at quarterback or running back is a testament to the ‘system' he has put in place.”