How college football’s tremors have shaken OU and OSU

How college football’s tremors have shaken OU and OSU

Mind Games with Guerin Emig: Coaching changes, conference realignment and the eruption of the portal and NIL underscore college football’s mass instability.

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

| Feb 20, 2024, 6:00am CST

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

Feb 20, 2024, 6:00am CST

Nothing is calm, or feels normal, around college football. Coaching changes are wild, player movement is rampant, conference realignment is ongoing, and often it seems the sport’s future is being decided in a courtroom as much as on a field. Ralph Russo has been the Associated Press’ national college football writer for 20 years. He drops by the latest episode of Mind Games to lend his insight on the chaos, and discuss the ripple effects at OU and OSU. 

Episode highlights:

02:25: Does college football have a coach retention problem?

05:20: OSU fans should appreciate what they have in Mike Gundy

09:40: Brent Venables has steadied the Sooners, but now comes the SEC

17:50: Is the SEC-Big Ten joint advisory committee a warning shot for the Big 12?

26:50: College football is headed in uncomfortable directions, but everything is going to be OK as long we have fall Saturdays

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Social media: Bobby Howard

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Guerin Emig is a columnist for the Sellout Crowd network. Read his work at and Reach out with feedback and/or ideas at [email protected] or (918) 629-6229. Follow him on Twitter at @GuerinEmig and Instagram at @guerin.emig. .

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