Mike Gundy Shouldn't Be Let off the Hook After Several Former Players Criticized Regime at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy might have patched things up with running back Chuba Hubbard after the star running back took offense to his coach wearing a "One America News" shirt on a fishing trip, but this nasty little incident might have blown the lid off of a rotten culture lorded over by the mullet himself in Stillwater.

In addition to Hubbard, who received support from offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, and wide receiver Tylan Wallace, former Cowboy and current Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill took aim at Gundy by backing Hubbard over his former head coach. Cleveland Browns cornerback AJ Green said he needs to "call a spade a spade," while former Poke Patrick Macon claimed that Gundy's program asks players to "tone down their blackness."

This is not just letting off steam or piling on to Gundy with baseless insults. These are serious, racially-tinged allegations that show Gundy's unchecked behavior is turning off current and former players.

Gundy, who has said that players can "fight off" the coronavirus because they are young, advocating for players to return to campus because of "budgets" and called OAN "refreshing" sticks his foot in his mouth way too frequently for a coach that goes 8-5 every year and keeps getting lapped by Oklahoma.

Wearing a controversial shirt is not the only sign that Gundy is running a program many current and former players disapprove of. Gundy better hope that the recent bashing he took from OK State alums was the worst of it, as he could conceivably lose his job if more players continue to take aim at him.

Even if he get's canned, he'll probably land on his feet at Liberty.