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Oklahoma State AD: ‘No Signs of Racism Under Mike Gundy’

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Texas

It’s been a drama-filled few weeks for the Oklahoma State football program. Star running back Chuba Hubbard set off the fireworks when he called out head coach Mike Gundy for wearing an OAN t-shirt on a fishing trip.

Well since then, Gundy has had to issue an apology and the Oklahoma State football program has been one of the most talked about programs in America.

This story quieted down for a week or so, but on Thursday night, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder released a statement on an internal investigation done regarding Gundy’s program.

 

The statement said in part, “Our internal review found that Coach Gundy needs to invest more time in building stronger relationships with his student-athletes. However, our review has uncovered no signs or indication of racism.”

The full statement is below.

One of the big accusations that came out of recent reporting was that Gundy didn’t even know the name of some of the players on the roster. Is this shocking? No. Gundy isn’t one to hammer the recruiting trail, he mostly lets his staff do all that heavy lifting. He is more of the CEO-type. But still, I understand why it bothers players.

If this bring the program and team closer together heading into a 2020 season where they could be a dark horse for a Big 12 Championship and dare I say a College Football Playoff contender, then watch out college football.

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