Former Oklahoma Players Speak Out In Favor of Cale Gundy Resignation
Former Oklahoma Players Speak Out In Favor of Cale Gundy Resignation: After Gundy’s unexpected resignation on Sunday evening, his former players used social media to speak on his behalf.
The Oklahoma programme and fan base are in grief due to the unexpected resignation of assistant Cale Gundy on Sunday night.
Gundy used to play for the Sooners in the early 1990s. He adopted the role of an assistant coach in 1999. He recently stepped down after using a “racially charged slur”. It was revealed that he was reading from an unknown player’s shopping mode iPad.
Following the abrupt resignation of OU’s longest-tenured assistant coach, a few of Gundy’s former players turned to social media to discuss the matter. This group included the current running backs coach DeMarco Murray.
“I came here in 2006 for the tradition and the passion of this program,” Murray said in a Twitter message. “I also have a lot of respect for Coach Gundy. He has taught me so much over the years. And I will always support and love him, as well as his entire family.” During position meetings, what happened was wrong. We must utilize this opportunity to educate and unite. I know Coach Gundy’s character and who he is, but more importantly, I know his heart and what he stands for. I would not be the guy I am today if he had not shown myself and my family, as well as numerous other student-athletes, his love and wisdom throughout the last 25 years. He is not only my former coach, but also a fantastic buddy who will always be that and more.”
Former running back Adrian Peterson commented, expressing his support for Gundy.
“I want you to know that I am here for you as you cope with what I can only assume is one of the most difficult circumstances you’ve ever faced!” Peterson wrote. “I recognize you…not just as Coach Gundy, but also as a guy, husband, and parent.” I’ll always have nothing but admiration and admiration for you! I adore you, brother, and I’m grateful for the influence you’ve had on my life. What you offer to the table will never be replaced by the Sooner country! Just know that you will be remembered and missed.”
Another former running back, Joe Mixon, provided long views on Gundy’s departure. Mixon took to social media to voice his thoughts on his former coach’s resignation.
“Coach Gundy is everything the University of Oklahoma and any other school could desire as a coach, teacher, and mentor,” Mixon wrote. “He is attentive, kind, bright, brilliant, witty, experienced, charitable, humble, and unselfish.” “I would not have attended OU, survived at OU, stayed at OU, or excelled in life beyond OU if it hadn’t been for Coach Gundy. I owe him my education, professional job, and, most importantly, who I am as a person.”
“In closing, I give my heartfelt support and appreciation to Coach Gundy and will be extremely upset with the school, the program, and the administrators if he is not permitted to stay as coach at the institution in the future.”
Former wide receiver Dede Westbrook posted his ideas as well:
“Regardless of what anyone says, Coach Gundy will always have my respect as a guy and as a coach,” Westbrook stated. “From the first day he contacted me when I was playing JUCO, he went out of his way to show me he believed in me.”
“He always wanted me to be a better person as well as a better football player. I simply want to thank him from the bottom of my heart for taking the additional time to work with me. He did not have to follow me around town in my 1997 Lincoln Continental with the stereo blasting. He did not have to go to my hometown merely to have breakfast tacos with me at my favorite restaurant, and he definitely does not have to phone me to check on me to this day. I would not be where I am now if it were not for individuals like Coach Gundy, who always believed in me and pushed me to be better. I will always be proud to support excellent folks like them.”
The ramifications of this extraordinary circumstance have just taken shape.