While Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has been involved in the Bedlam rivalry with Oklahoma for many years as both a player and a coach, Gundy mentioned that the rivalry isn’t as strong as it used to be.
Gundy mentioned the real hatred that Oklahoma State and Oklahoma used to have for one another before the social media era, recalling experiences with Oklahoma linebackers Brian Bosworth and Paul Migliazzo.
“It was a rivalry then,” Gundy said. “Bosworth spit in my face, I spit in his, it was actually a rivalry. The summer before my sophomore year I would go to parties in Oklahoma City and they would say ‘Well Bosworth and Migliazzo were here so I had to decide, were we going to have a confrontation there and who was with me. I can kick him in the shin and run like hell but I’m not dumb so we had to make those decisions.”
Former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth caught wind of the tweet and responded by saying, “Guess what Coach G.? Bedlam is still a rivalry & BIG BROTHER still wants to whip lil brother’s ass. How abOUt we meet this Saturday at yOUr place, let’s say the 50-yard line so we can exchange pleasantries the old-fashioned way? FACE TO FACE. I’ll see yOU there. BOOMER!”
The Oklahoma State Cowboys host the Oklahoma Sooners in Stillwater in Week 10 in the last game of the Bedlam series as the Sooners get set to join the SEC in 2024. While the rivalry may not have as much bad blood as it used to, the game does hold some serious implications in the Big 12 title race with the winner emerging as a serious contender to be the top team in the league.
Gundy finished by mentioning, “It was a rivalry then. Now it’s not as much anymore, unfortunately, because of the way it is. But it’s a very important game.”
Oklahoma State and Oklahoma clash on Saturday, November 4th at 2:30 PM CT. Both teams enter the matchup tied for first place in the conference with 4-1 records alongside Texas, Kansas State, and Iowa State.