While Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is known for some epic moments on the mic, he continued that trend after taking down Kansas State on Saturday mentioning his intentions to coach even harder in post-game.
Gundy mentioned his disdain for soft people in society saying, “We chose to coach them hard after we lost the games as opposed to going the other way. I don’t see results with young people in society today if you’re gonna be soft on them.”
Gundy continued by saying, “I don’t give a damn if we lost a game, and if you want to pout about it then don’t come to practice just stay home, or go in the portal. I don’t care. I only want guys that want to practice and compete and not feel sorry for themselves.”
To Gundy’s credit, his team responded to the message and showed up in a big way during Week 6, taking down the defending Big 12 Champion Kansas State Wildcats. Senior quarterback Alan Bowman led the Cowboys to a 29-21 win to advance to 3-2 overall, and 1-1 in Big 12 play.
“When you do play well, it’s easier to coach harder,” Gundy said. “We chose to coach them hard after we lost games as opposed to going the other way because I don’t see results with young people in society today if you’re going to be soft on them. They are just going to get more soft than they already are if you’re going to be soft on them.”
Gundy and the Cowboys enter their second straight game in Stillwater with the 23rd-ranked Kansas Jayhawks headed to town on Saturday, October 14th at 2:30 PM CT.