It was a season that many (myself included) picked Oklahoma State to play for a Big 12 Championship in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. That’s not going to happen in a year when Mike Gundy had one of the best running backs in America in Chuba Hubbard and the best defense he’s ever had in Stillwater.
On Monday, Gundy’s son, Gavin, posted a lengthy Twitter thread defending his father against the haters.
He wrote: “Tough times find us all every single day. We live in a completely f**ked up times that none of us truly have control over… I’m tired of the accusations, I’m tired of the bullsh*t excuses that blame him for things that are completely out of his control.
I have been holding this back for awhile but it’s time that it’s said… I understand the disappointment and hatred that my father has endured over the years and especially this year. I know it sucks and I know it’s not ideal but to sit here and sh*t all over a man who has done nothing but love and fight for a university is a true monstrosity.
You can hate him for the Bedlam losses, you can hate him for “selective” play calling, you can do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better but just know you will never find better. I’m not going to sit here and bore you with the endless amount of accomplishments, awards and records that he brought to this university but you all should be ashamed of yourselves…
Mike Gundy loves football, Mike Gundy loves his players, Mike Gundy loves his family. This man would risk his entire life for his players the way he would for his own child.”
You can read Gavin Gundy’s post for yourself here.
Fans and media have been tough on Gundy, especially following Bedlam, when radio host Jim Traber (is he still relevant?) called for Gundy to be fired after the loss. The season got off to a weird start for the Pokes in the wake of the OAN t-shirt controversy that picked up steam over the summer.
Gundy is still a very impressive 135-67 for his career and 82-55 in Big 12 play.
Oklahoma State wraps up the season on Saturday on the road against Baylor.
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