Sunday, September 23, 2007
Gundy, Leach Go Off After Cowboys Win
You won't find any quotes today from Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy talking about the Cowboys' 49-45 victory over Texas Tech. After the game, Gundy went on a 3:38 tirade over a column by the Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson about Bobby Reid, who was replaced as Oklahoma State's starting quarterback before Saturday's game.
"If anybody hasn't read this article,” Gundy began as he held up a copy of the sports page of the Oklahoman, "I think this is worth reading. Three-fourths of this is inaccurate. It's fiction. And this article embarrasses me to be involved with athletics.
"That article had to have been written by a person that doesn't have a child. And has never had a child that has had their heart broken and come home upset and had to deal with a child when he is upset. And kick a person when he's down."
Gundy left without taking questions. Gundy is clearly out of line here, and so are the people who applauded him after his tirade. We presume Gundy is pointing directly at Carlson in the video. Hopefully the Oklahoma media will have the backbone to hammer this clown because that is what the Cowboys have for a football coach.
Next up was Texas Tech's Mike Leach, who did his best to match Gundy's fireworks by ripping his team.
Leach said: "This is going to hurt some feelings ... but here's what we had this game. What we had this game was we had an offense that was extremely powerful, extremely productive, that probably sits and reads their press clippings, and then in arrogant fashion, sat around the sidelines with their arms folded for most of the second half.
"And then defensively, the entire first half, we got hit in the mouth and acted like somebody took our lunch money and all we wanted to do was have pouty expressions on our faces until somebody daubed our tears off made us [expletive] feel better. Then we'd go out there and try harder after our mommies told us we were OK.
"Well, neither one of those things is acceptable."
You can also listen to Gundy's tirade on the Oklahoman site by clicking here, or by clicking here.
Posted by dawizofodds at 3:41 AM