ENID — OSU has shown itself to be good, if not yet great, while other potential preseason rivals for conference supremacy, like TCU and Texas, have stumbled out of the gate.
It is early and there is plenty of football yet to be played, but all signs still point to the Dec. 7 Bedlam showdown deciding the Big 12 championship.
In the meantime, Cowboy Nation will move on, scraping the aftermath of the SI series off its boots as it goes (and likely canceling a number of subscriptions to the magazine along the way). There are questions about the accuracy of the reporting, and about the veracity of the magazine’s sources, but the biggest question in the minds of Cowboy Nation is, what is going on right now, not a decade ago under a different coaching regime?
If anything that was alleged to have happened in the past is happening now, then Cowboy Nation is going to demand that heads roll.
Contrary to the impression left by Sports Illustrated, OSU fans are not so desperate to win that they would condone any kind of cheating.
There is no win at all costs attitude among the members of Cowboy Nation. The first word of the aforementioned OSU alma mater is “proud,” and there is no pride in winning dishonestly.