Boone Pickens Clears the Air on Mike Gundy

first_imgAfter all the tension this week with Boone Pickens comments on Mike Gundy, the Oklahoma State mega booster cleared the air on the situation in a released statement on Saturday morning:For more than a decade I have worked to make all aspects of Oklahoma State University better, academically and in its athletics. And we have made great strides in both. I am proud of what we have accomplished, and what more we can accomplosh.But let me clear the air on some recent comments regarding coach Mike Gundy. I’m 88 years old. My competitive spirits have not diminished. When I made my first major gift, I expected that we would become competitive, and that we would one day win a national championship. If nothing else, age has made me more focused and anxious to achieve that goal.Mike Gundy has accomplished a lot at Oklahoma State. I recommended him for the head coaching position. I was one of his – and the schools – staunches defenders during the Sports Illustrated attack on our university. But the reality is I have a full-time job at BP Capital. I have not placed a call to Mike Gundy in years. Its his program to run, not mine.Coach Gundy and I are united in the belief that the school is bigger than both of us. I wish Coach Gundy well. I am proud of our football team. I remain the school’s number one fan. I do not intend to talk about our relationship publicly going forward.Cowboy fans, let’s fill up the stadium on Saturday and beat the Longhorns.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more


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