Blog Entry

Why I'd play football for Oklohoma State

Posted on: September 30, 2010 11:40 pm
Mike Gundy, Mike Gundy, Mike Gundy

You know, he became a laughingstock after the whole "I'm a man" thing.

Believe it or not, that's what sold me.

He may not have the best record, he may coach a program known more for who played there than who's playing there now. None of that matters.

That singular act, after pulling off a huge victory over Texas Tech, and choosing not to relish in the glory, but to take the time to stand up before the whole world for one of his players, that tells me all I need to know about the man to commit in a heartbeat. More coaches should take note and understand the depth of that commitment and loyalty.

There are very few constants to what recruits want from a college experience. Many want the opportunity to play in the NFL. Some want academics, playing time, or a feature role. My personal belief is that they all want to belong to a family that they will forever be a member of regardless of where they go in life after college. It's kind of a big deal. It's just a shame that more coaches don't see it that way.

I admit there's probably a lot behind closed doors that we as fans don't get to see, but the proof is in the pudding. You gotta love a coach who is willing to put his love for his players out on front street regardless of what the personal backlash may be.

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