A major college football coach and his athletic director appear to be feuding. It’s not the best look.
Oklahoma State’s athletic director was vocally critical of his football coach, Mike Gundy, for what’s been happening on the recruiting trail.
The AD, Mike Holder, wants his program to finish higher in the recruiting rankings.
“You’ve got to give credit to Mike Gundy,” Holder said on the Pistols Firing podcast. “He’s really matured into a difference-maker as a coach. I would approach recruiting a little differently than he does. I’d want to finish higher in those recruiting rankings than we consistently do. I think that ultimately puts a ceiling on what you’re able to achieve … I think sometimes we settle when we don’t have to.”
Oklahoma State finished No. 33 in the country for the 2018 cycle. The Cowboys’ 2019 class isn’t shaping up to be significantly better.
Gundy took to Twitter earlier today in an apparent response:
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 14, 2018
Gundy has been linked to other jobs in the past. Most notably, Tennessee reportedly made a hard push for him this offseason.
Maybe a feud between him and his athletic director will eventually push him out the door.
Time to flirt with another school and not leave https://t.co/cJedI3gxQA
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 14, 2018