Mike Gundy Not Happy With Pickens' Comments
Oklahoma State picked up a crucial home victory over Texas on Saturday, but the win wasn't enough to make Mike Gundy forget about some controversial comments made by OSU mega booster T. Boone Pickens.
When talking with the Austin American-Statesman earlier in the week, Pickens was critical of OSU's two losses, and didn't hold back when discussing his relationship with Gundy. Pickens' comments can be seen here, but in an interview with The Franchise following the win over Texas, Gundy was very transparent on how he felt regarding Pickens' comments.
It bothers me when people — anybody (does),” Gundy told John Hoover. “If you really care about OSU, then I want you do things to help OSU. I don’t care who it is. That’s the way I see it. You know what I’m saying? If you’re doing something that’s hurting us in the big picture, well then I don’t like that. Because that means it makes it worse on these guys who bust their ass. You know? So the way I look at it is, if there’s things I really care about — like you, things you care about, you’re doing whatever you can to make it better. Right?
“It’s just like with your family. If somebody’s doing something to harm your family, you’re probably not gonna like it. Right? That’s really what it comes down to.”
Along with opening up about Pickens' comments, Gundy stressed that if they don't like him coaching the Cowboys, they can bring someone else in.
I hate that he feels the way he does,” Gundy told The Franchise. “I mean, I don’t know what to do. I just have to do my job. I can’t do anything about it. “And you know what? At some point, if somebody feels it ain’t good enough, then hell, somebody else can come in here and try it. I mean, I’m good.”
These are interesting comments from Gundy, especially since he claimed he "didn't have any reaction" to Pickens' comments when asked earlier in the week.