Oh it’s early. It’s so, so early. It’s “we’re still talking about Spring Ball, wondering who QB2 is going to be and placing wagers on where Mike Gundy is going to vacation this summer (Reno, Nevada is the 2-1 favorite)” early. But still, college football is sort of wriggling over the horizon right now, and people are already thinking about fall 2017.
Oklahoma State goes into the season with probably its best ever chance to play for a national championship — even better than 2011 because there are twice as many teams that can play for it and your pedigree doesn’t have to be as a top 10 recruiting school to do so (as Michigan State and Washington have proven in the last two years).
Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd is picking Oklahoma State as a playoff team along with Carson Cunningham’s beloved USC, Florida State and Alabama. Whoo boy, I am here for all of that.
“My four teams that I really like this year are Florida State, Alabama, USC and I’m going to throw a dark horse at you, Oklahoma State,” said Cowherd. “I’m going to throw a dark horse at you, Oklahoma State.”
OSU fits the bill of a national title dark horse considering it’s not even the favorite to win its own conference.
USC will play for the National Championship pic.twitter.com/WvKgEn48Ai
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 17, 2017