Mike Gundy Has A Point

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy’s rant at Daily Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson was one of the most viscous I’ve ever seen.

I believe in Gundy’s overall point.

These are not pros, they are college kids. Even if they are 21 years old, they should not be treated like pro athletes.

That is tough in a place like Oklahoma where they have no pro football team. They are the show… almost pros in a way when it comes to the massive amount of media coverage they get.

I worked in Austin, home of the Longhorns, and I’ve often debated if the local paper, the Austin-American Statesman went too far in how they treated the players, mainly the football team.

Same goes for the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio. They are treated like pros and sometimes I think it is too much.

College football legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson told me one time in a radio interview that he doesn’t criticize college players. He didn’t think it was right. They play for free while the schools and coaches raked in millions. That point always stayed with me.

Sometimes you do have to tell some hard truths about the players, but I thought Carlson’s column was a bit too on OSU quarterback Bobby Reid.

Newy Scruggs


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