OSU football notebook: Mike Gundy a finalist for coaching award

By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: November 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm •  Published: November 23, 2010

Oklahoma State's success continues to draw attention and create candidates for awards.

The latest: Mike Gundy's inclusion as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, presented by the Football Writers Association of America.

Gundy is among eight finalists for the award, which will be presented Dec. 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Joining Gundy on the list of finalists: Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, Auburn's Gene Chizik, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Stanford's Jim Harbaugh, Oregon's Chip Kelly, TCU's Gary Patterson and Boise State's Chris Peterson.

FRENZY FACTOR

Leave it to OSU's talkative Richetti Jones to put the anticipation level for Saturday's Bedlam clash in a whole new context:

“It's an excitement that you really can't explain,” Jones said. “It's an excitement that, if you could sell it in a can, you'd be the richest man on earth, I could tell you that much.

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