Tahlequah Daily Press

OSU Sports

December 7, 2012

Oklahoma State’s Gundy says he intends to stay

DALLAS — Mike Gundy intends to remain at Oklahoma State and is downplaying reports of a strained relationship with athletic director Mike Holder.

Gundy said Thursday there was “no question” he planned to stay at his alma mater. The former Cowboys quarterback is the school’s winningest coach with an eight-year record of 66-35.

Speaking at a media event promoting the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Gundy said his relationship with Holder was “a lot better than what people say.”

The Cowboys finished 7-5 a year after winning a school-record 12 games, qualifying for the BCS as Big 12 champions and beating Stanford 41-38 in overtime in the Fiesta Bowl. They play Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1 in the Cotton Bowl.

CBS Sports reported that Tennessee had offered Gundy the job. Gundy wouldn’t address the Tennessee situation specifically.

“The only thing I’m going to say is they haven’t gone as deep as what people say,” Gundy said.

The coach said he might have disagreements with Holder over things such as non-conference schedules, but it’s simply because he’s looking at it from a coaching perspective and his boss has an administrator’s business view.

Less than a year ago, Gundy signed an eight-year deal paid him $3.275 million this season.

“He and I don’t agree on everything, but it’s a lot better than what people say,” Gundy said. “They gave me an eight-year contract worth a hell of a lot more money than what I’m worth, and he had to play a role in that.”

The Cowboys won 41 games over four seasons before this year and have gone to seven straight bowl games. Gundy’s bowl record is 4-2.

“In our profession, if you do good, people are going to contact you,” Gundy said. “If you don’t, you’re going to get fired.”

1
Text Only
OSU Sports
Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Press Sports Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Stocks
Bedlam