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Brent Venables Releases Statement on Cale Gundy Resignation

In a shocking turn of events, longtime Oklahoma assistant football coach Cale Gundy resigned late on Sunday night.

In a late-night Twitter posting, Gundy said he read aloud “a word that I should never — under any circumstance — have uttered” off the screen of a player’s iPad during a film session last week.

The post also notes that Gundy “did not even realize” what he was reading and, as soon as he did, “I was horrified.”

 

First-year head coach Brent Venables released a statement on Cale Gundy’s resignation, saying in part, “It’s with sadness that I accept Coach Gundy’s resignation. He’s dedicated more than half of his life to Oklahoma football and has served our program and university well… The culture we’re building in our program is based on mutual respect. Our staff is here to develop successful student-athletes, but also young men of character. As the leaders of this program, it’s essential that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as we model for our players the type of men we want them to become.”

Venables’ full statement is below.

 

Cale is the younger brother of Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and played quarterback for the Sooners from 1990 to 1993, setting several school records during his time in Norman. He joined the program as a coach in 1999 during Bob Stoops’ first season in Norman and never left. He spent 16 years as the running backs coach, then seven coaching inside receivers, and was OU’s assistant head coach.

During his time in Norman, Oklahoma has won 14 Big 12 titles, along with the 2000 national championship.

Offensive analyst L’Damian Washington will replace Gundy on an interim basis.

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