Gundy has the Cowboys rolling so far.
We all know who the coaches with big reps are in college football. Guys like Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney and Jim Harbaugh.
But below the big names, which coaches don't get enough credit?
CBS Sports' Barrett Sallee ranked his five most underrated coaches in the country right now, and he put Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy atop the list:
Yes, Gundy is highly-decorated. After all, he won the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award in 2011 after nearly earning a berth in the BCS Championship Game and owns the most incredible mullet this side of Joe Dirt. But despite that, the No. 6 national ranking and years of sustained success, he still plays second-fiddle in his own state to a guy in Lincoln Riley who has coached a total of three games. Gundy has reached the double-digit win mark five times since the start of the decade, has seemingly created has a stud wide receiver cloning machine buried somewhere in Stillwater. Oh, and he recognizes quarterback talent -- like current starter Mason Rudolph -- that he can develop into superstardom.
Not only does Gundy have his team in the top-10, he's also led the Cowboys to 11-straight bowl games and five double-digit win seasons in the last seven years.
The next step is the Big 12 championship and College Football Playoff.
You can read the rest of Sallee's list here.