Don't count on Bedlam being gone for long
Pokes may soon realize playing Sooners too great an opportunity to pass up
Just maybe, the end of Bedlam football as we know it is a public relations battle first and an inalterable reality second.
Actually, it’s at least that.
It’s at least that because my handy dandy Sooner football schedule is very clear. The Sooners and Pokes meet Nov. 4 in Stillwater at a time to be determined.
Also, the PR battle just took place Wednesday and Thursday in Arlington, Texas, site of Big 12 football media days, where both Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma coach Brent Venables had their say.
Gundy had his like he was trying to make news and pulled it off, too, caustically speaking the same truth that’s been true ever since the Sooners and Longhorns shocked the conference with their planned departure.
Would he entertain the continuation of the series?
“We have nine conference games scheduled, and then we have, I think, through 15 years, we’re scheduled all the way up and we’re full for the most part and we have Power Five teams,” he said, before changing directions.
“I’m going to go back to what I said earlier. Oklahoma State is not going to change what we do because Oklahoma chose to go to the SEC. They need to change what they do because they’re the ones that made their mind up to go to the SEC.”
He wasn’t finished.
“So with all the talk from administration and people saying that Oklahoma State needs to do this and that, all Oklahoma had to do was not go to the SEC. So it is what it is. We can cut right to the chase.”
Venables was lobbed the same question.