Mike Gundy Wants Your Suggestions for How to Improve His Offense

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy is nothing if not understanding of your frustrations. Here’s what he said last week about OSU’s crappy run game and often-stalled-out offense.“We stink on first down. I don’t know what else to say,” Gundy said. “You know I put a suggestion box outside the stadium for anybody that’s got any ideas on first down. We’re just not very good on first downs. We need to improve in that area. We have a six-game self-scout and it shows how poor we’ve been on first down.”Awesome. He probably actually did it, too.His offense hasn’t actually been that bad. Perception and recent history don’t help things.AdChoices广告“For years here, we were scoring 45 points a game on offense and we were average on defense,” Gundy told the Oklahoman. “So everybody got accustomed to it and that’s just what everybody expects at Oklahoma State. It’s a little different this year.”OSU actually ranks No. 16 in the country in points per long drive (80+ yards) and No. 30 overall in points per drive. That speaks partially to how good Mason Rudolph has been with basically a ghost of a running game, but it also speaks to the fact that it’s really, really hard to have a top 10 defense and top 10 offense nationally (Pokes are No. 28 in defensive points per drive).[Go Pokes]last_img read more