Vance Bedford said Mike Gundy ‘did the right thing’

Vance Bedford spent two years as Oklahoma State’s defensive coordinator, but he was let go following the 2006 season.

It was, at times, an explosive relationship between Bedford and the fans and fellow coaches.

In his final year, OSU fell to Houston 34-25 and Bedford called Cowboy fans “roaches” and “fence-straddlers” if they didn’t fully support the team. Bedford also had a well-documented sideline blow up, reportedly with coach Mike Gundy, during a victory at Kansas.

Little more than two weeks after the season ended, Bedford was out the door. After stops at Michigan, Florida and Louisville, he’s now the defensive coordinator at Texas under first-year coach Charlie Strong.

And now, Bedford looks back with perspective.

“A lot of times, we as individuals, we are our own worst enemies,” Bedford said Wednesday during his weekly meeting with the media at Texas. “People know me well, I’m an outspoken person. That’s just my personality. I haven’t changed. I’ve adjusted.

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