But Gundy also must admit that OSU has given him, and thus his players, the tools to win, including state-of-the-art facilities and a big budget for coaching salaries.
Truth is, OSU affords a better chance to win big than does Tennessee or Arkansas, who have slipped down the food chain in the rugged SEC. The Cowboys came within a whisker of reaching the national title game when they won the Big 12 in 2011 and now are picked to win the league in 2013.
Tennessee has not won an SEC football since 1998; Arkansas still seeks its first SEC football title. Tennessee is picked to finish fifth in the seven-team SEC East Division. Arkansas is picked last in the seven-team SEC West.