“We thought we might have a chance to win it,” Athletic Director Kevin Klintworth told ESPN. “I don’t know if we thought they’d be a favorite to win it, but we thought we’d be in the conversation.” He added that OSU found out about winning it several months ago, but the news became official on Thursday.Since finding out about the news, the trophy has been “hiding in a crate in an equipment room for the last few months,” according to the report.It’s only 71 years later, but it’s a big win for the media relations and marketing staff. In the most pleasantly surprising news on Thursday, the Oklahoma A&M Aggies of 1945 were retroactively awarded the football national championship by the American Football Coaches Association.Apparently, whoever is in charge of the trophy is really on top of their stuff. The national championship trophy has already arrived on the Stillwater campus. But a further explanation from Kevin Klintworth of OSU’s media relations staff explains how it already made its way to campus:Look what showed up at #okstate ?? pic.twitter.com/Pq6KdHOUlg— Allison Gappa (@AllisonGappa) October 13, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways. The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.