Mike Gundy Candid and Courteous in Dallas

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:24 pm
By: News 9

Originally Published: Jul 27, 2010 6:18 PM CDT

Mike Gundy looked tired as he finished his day at the Big 12 Football Media Days. He said his family just finished off another round of baseball for the kids. He told me he’d seen some eighty games during one of those long summers of baseball for kidsalthough we’re learning the tennis circuit is fairly hectic as well.

Anyway, Gundy was still courteous with his time and candid with his answers. Check out the complete one on one interview on Oklahoma Sports. Some of the impressions I came away with:

- The offensive line will be a critical part of the puzzle and he can’t really tell how good they are till mid-year when everyone gets tired.  People should not have taken Russell Okung for granted.
- Weeden is not a big concern. He likes his maturity and brings up good points anyone who’s held a press conference at Yankee Stadium is not going to be overwhelmed and giving up a home run is similar to throwing an interception (but Mike quickly pointed out that in baseball you go to the bullpen whereas he won’t be doing that on the OSU sideline.)
- RB Kendall Hunter is back to one hundred percent will touch the ball 20-25 times a game, even though the new offense will feature quick passes to wide receivers.
- Larry Fedora’s offense was unnecessarily complicated and it he didn’t understand it well enough to call plays until he learned the playbook. He’s relieved to have a new OC and believes he will be a more effective head coach.

Per the norm, Gundy wins best-dressed. Steve Haggard in OKC gets him spiffed up and staying in shape helps the clothes hang on the Midwest City Bomber nicely.