Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mike Gundy Featured in Distinctly Oklahoma Magazine

If, 30 years ago, someone had said it would take a revolution for Oklahoma State football to achieve an 11-win season, to remain undefeated on the road, to share a piece of a Big 12 championship for the first time ever, and to finish the season in the top 10, then does that make Mike Gundy an insurgent? Time will tell, but, in the meantime, there are many college football players across the country who wish they played for a coach who could “Do The Gundy!”
When Oklahoma State University recruited Mike Gundy to lead their football team as quarterback in the 1980s, few could have imagined he would lead the program to even greater heights as head coach over 20 years later.

Gundy wasted little time displaying his football skills and smarts once he donned the pads back in his playing days. Only midway through his freshman year, he took on the role of starting quarterback. While performing that job from 1986 to 1989, the former Midwest City Bomber helped prove that Oklahoma State could achieve great things on the gridiron even while shackled with the barnacles of inferior athletic facilities, perpetual coaching turnover, and sub-par commitment to the program from the university administration and donors.

Learning “How to Gundy!” in Stillwater

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