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We can do better than 'Arkansas Waterfall', OSU fans

Apparently, Mike Gundy is serious about his mullet.

Time for us to get serious, too.

We gotta give this thing a proper nickname.

When the Oklahoma State coach showed up at Big 12 Media Days a few weeks ago, the mullet became its own sideshow. Pictures were taken. Clips were shot. Questions were asked. And in the process of discovering that Gundy was growing out the party in the back to show up one of his sons, we learned he called it the "Arkansas Waterfall."

That got a good laugh.

But it's not a good enough nickname. 

Especially now that Gundy has shown up this week for the Cowboys' first few practices with the mullet in full effect. Who knows how long this could go? Or grow for that matter. From what we've seen in Gundy's past styles, he has a pretty strong hair game. That mullet could get long. Bushy. Flowing even.

And yes, I understand that "Arkansas Waterfall" could work. But Gundy isn't from Arkansas. Has no ties to Arkansas. Likewise, the number of actual waterfalls in the greater Stillwater area strikes me as low.

We can do better.

I know there's already been significant brain power and working hours dedicated to talking about the mullet, discussing the mullet, praising the mullet. The evidence is on social media, where the thing has its own hashtag, #gundymullet. (Easily the best line I've seen since the mullet made its debut came from Channel 5 sportscaster Carson Cunningham, pleading for OSU PA man Larry Reece to adjust his familiar game-day call to "Here comes Mullet!") But it's time to really focus our efforts and make this happen.

So, whatcha got?

Post it. Email it (jcarlson@oklahoman.com). Bring it.

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Mike Gundy debuted a new hairstyle Monday for Big 12 Media Days in Dallas. Photo by Anthony Geronimo.

Mike Gundy debuted a new hairstyle Monday for Big 12 Media Days in Dallas. Photo by Anthony Geronimo.

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Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›

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