a ton of coaches had and have "Boones resources" and more...in our conference both Texas and OU have more and have had more for 50 plus years. 1/2 the teams in the SEC have more. It's a fallacy to say that any other coach would have done better when coaches here just haven't...JJ was 0-5 against ou and lost in 1980 63-14...PJ was 0-10-1 with two hall of famers at the same time in his backfield and got shut out in 1993 31-0. We were able to gain some traction in the 90's under Simmons and Miles, mostly due to ou having really bad years, but Miles beat them a few times when they were good and that earned him a ticket to LSU...where he won a title...but is now washed up and at basement dweller KU. Point being, no coach in our history has been great vs ou and most have been measurably bad...just like HCMG.
We should be happy we are in the big 12–or better yet we should drop to conference USA where we can more easily make a mid-tier bowl every year. How could I EVER think we could breathe the rarified air of the Sooners? Iowa state or k-state? Of course they can dream to walk in that company, but Oklahoma state? Why, we should be HONORED just to be allowed to be in their great company