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By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer 

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Youngest power league with oldest coach

 

September 1, 2017



Maybe Oklahoma State was just well ahead of a trend when making 37-year-old former Cowboys quarterback Mike Gundy their head coach.

Now 13 years after Gundy became the man at Oklahoma State, the Big 12 has three 30-something head coaches.

Even with 77-year-old Bill Snyder at Kansas State the nation's oldest Power Five coach by a dozen years, the average age of Big 12 head coaches is just under 47. That's the youngest among major conferences by two years.

"I think there's a trend in college football where schools are taking a risk and hiring young coaches," said Gundy, who is 50 — the aver...



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