Gundy resigns after 24 years on Sooner sideline

Only 26 days away from kickoff against UTEP, Oklahoma WRs coach Cale Gundy took to Twitter last night to announce that he would be stepping down from his post. The shocking news came after Gundy read lyrics from a players IPad during position meetings, that featured a racial slur. This all took place prior to the start of Fall Camp on Friday. Gundy felt that his decision was the best for the program.

Gundy played quarterback at Oklahoma from 1990-1993 under head coach Gary Gibbs. He led the Sooners to a 31-13 record, and was a member of the All-Big Eight team in ’93. He became a graduate assistant in 1994, then left to become a full time position coach at UAB for 3 years, then returned to Oklahoma following the hire of Bob Stoops in 1999. Gundy coached running backs from 1999-2014, and was responsible for recruiting and developing some of the greatest running backs to ever roam the hallowed grounds of Owen Field. He had a hand in all 14 Big 12 titles, and 4 National Championship games. Gundy began coaching WRs in 2015, all the way up until his resignation.

Some of Gundy’s prominent pupils include Adrian Peterson, Joe Mixon, Demarco Murray, Samaje Perine, Quentin Griffin, Damien Williams, and many more. Mixon took to Twitter in support of his former coach, calling him a “father figure, mentor, coach, and best friend”. Gundy is OU’s all time leader in victories as a player and/or coach, with 277. Head Coach Brent Venables released the following statement:

“It’s with sadness that I accept Coach Gundy’s resignation. He’s dedicated more than half of his life to Oklahoma football and has served our program and university well. …As the leaders of this program, it’s essential that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as we model for our players the type of men we want them to become.”

Offensive analyst and assistant WRs coach L’Damian Washington will be the interim wide receivers coach for the 2022 season. The Sooners return to the practice field for practice No. 3 today.

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