In one of the most absurd lunch breaks you'll ever have, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy went from being 99.9% guaranteed to be the next coach at Arkansas to not being the coach at Arkansas.
The craziest part about it, two reporters from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette directly contradicted each other!
Here's where it started:
Our people are saying that unless this falls through, Arkansas has found its man in Mike Gundy— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) December 4, 2012
Followed by Lord Wally
Hogs have their coach. Not Gundy. Should be announced today— Wally Hall (@WallyLikeItIs) December 4, 2012
It should be noted, these aren't the only reporters going with this story. 103.7 The Buzz, led by morning show host and Broyles Award leader David Bazzel, apparently reported on radio that it was Gundy. Some sites in Oklahoma said it appeared to be done. Hawgsports.com editor Trey Biddy tweeted:
Multiple sources now saying Mike Gundy will be the next head coach at Arkansas...presser likely to be Wednesday.— Trey Biddy (@TreyBiddy) December 4, 2012
Then, of course, Jim Harris tweeted:
Somebody pulled a trick on Bazzel, I guess.Now my sources say it is NOT GUNDY but we'll know who it is SOON!— Jim Harris(@jimharris360) December 4, 2012
All of these generated hundreds of retweets, and plenty of jokes both at Arkansas' expense and the expense of others. All of this in the span of about 10 minutes.
Great work Bazzel, BEST BROYLES AWARD EVER!