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Gundy, who once told the press "I'm a man, I'm 40!" so they would criticize him and not a player has his Cowboys at 10--0 and No. 2 in the latest BCS poll.
DAN PATRICK: Are you surprised at your success this season?
MIKE GUNDY: I'm not sure I would have imagined seven years ago, when I got this job, that at this point we would be in the national picture. I didn't think we couldn't. I was just more concerned about moving in the right direction and getting some good players in here. But the last few years we've had some guys who've won a lot of football games. They expect to win.
DP: Do you expect to be in the national title game?
MG: Yes. I think our team is playing at a high level, and I don't believe in thinking any other way. At this point we have as good a chance as anybody.
DP: Where do you rank Justin Blackmon among the receivers you've had?
MG: I think when he finishes his career, he'll be the best one to ever come through here. We've had some great ones—Rashaun Woods, Hart Lee Dykes and obviously Dez Bryant. Justin just has the complete package. He's very intelligent, very competitive, a great practice player; he's got great body control, really good hands, and he can play multiple positions.
DP: Do you talk to your brother Cale, even though he's the running backs coach at Oklahoma?