Coach Goes on Tirade Against Reporter

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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy made an impassioned defense of backup quarterback Bobby Reid on Saturday, repeatedly calling him an athlete who does "everything right" and ... Full Story
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THE FEW

United States

#1 Sep 24, 2007
What an awesome video. Good for that coach, he was right about everything he said. Our society is F'D up!!!!!!!!!!
ADC

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Sep 24, 2007
I applaud Coach Gundy, I am not so much applauding his tirade but his defense of his players.

I think that given our society's hero worship of athletics, often many go to great lengths to drag them down. Many deserve it but clearly many of these athletes are college age men and women who are doing their best to go to school and play a sport they love and clearly do not deserve the personal attacks against their character.

Pick on Gundy if you must, he is grown and makes his living in this highly combustable occupation. Please leave the young men and women's character out of the equation when you critique their performance.
Brad

Duluth, GA

#3 Sep 24, 2007
Good for him!
That's why the AJC is better known as the fish-wrapper!
Connie

Cartersville, GA

#4 Sep 24, 2007
You go coach!! It's about time someone stood up to the press - your opinions are one thing but to put down a child who's doing his or her best is just wrong

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#5 Sep 24, 2007
ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF COACH THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING & IT RAIN HELL ON THAT FISH WRAP
Bob

Choctaw, OK

#6 Sep 24, 2007
Good for you Coach Gundy, I am now a fan of yours for standing up, for one of your players.
Terry Thorne

Atlanta, GA

#7 Sep 24, 2007
I agree with Coach Gundy. The media is weak and would never understand what it takes to go through life and make an honest living!
hog-alum

Fort Smith, AR

#8 Sep 24, 2007
I couldn't believe the comments that came out of the football writers association about handling the OSU incident in a more private manner. They sure didn't. I say good for Gundy. Being an alum of the UofA, I'm refreshed to see a coach defending a player for something other than an arrest. I wish we had him for our coach.
Mark Mayer

Lincoln, NE

#9 Sep 24, 2007
I am a Husker fan (difficult to do lately), but more importantly, I am a dad and, a darn good one.
I wish the emphasis on college sports was as much about the person and academics as it is on their performace.
Good for Mike Gundy. I've not been a fan, but he is stepping up as a true man and leader of young men.
The news media, most importantly on the national news scene, has become so elite acting, that any is hard to believe. The original article is way out of line, and Coach Gundy has a very valid point.
I've seen my kids' feelings hurt and he handled this like a father. I would be proud to have him coach my children.

Mark Mayer
Lincoln, NE
Terry

Harrisonburg, VA

#10 Sep 24, 2007
Coach Gundy is a true Poke.

If the coach had taken as much time to prepare his speach, as the columnist and editors theirs, the truth would have gone unheralded.

Go Pokes!
dentalmom05

Nashville, TN

#11 Sep 24, 2007
I APPLAUD Coach Gundy....I don't read the newspaper either, unable to tell fact from fiction and seems most of it is 1/2 truths or fiction all together.

Yeah Coach Gundy for defending the young athletes who work hard and play hard.
steven

Bentonville, AR

#12 Sep 24, 2007
If he wants to leave OK ST. And come to U of Arkansas please come. Can anyone please e-mail this to Houston Nutt, to show hime what a coach with a back bone looks and sounds like. GREAT VIDEO!!!!!
Christie

Mcdonough, GA

#13 Sep 24, 2007
I loved the way Coach Gundy stood up for his player. We played Oklahoma State on Sept. 1 with Reid as their quarterback and he did a pretty good job against UGA. The main thing to remember is that these are young men who are preparing for their future in ALL areas of their lives (not just sports) with an insurmountable amount of pressure to deal with on a daily basis. Coach Gundy gave it right back to the media and made his point in an intelligent, respectable, and meaningful way. I was definitely impressed! Go Cowboys!
Oregon Duck fanatic

Portland, OR

#14 Sep 24, 2007
I just became an OSU fan...good work!!!
Cheryl Carrutehrs

Québec, Canada

#15 Sep 25, 2007
Kudos to Mike Gundy for doing the right thing!!
leo from shanghai

United States

#16 Sep 25, 2007
if college athletes are going to face media criticism the its time for PLAY FOR PAY! HIGHLY PAID COACHES, BIG TV MONEY DEAL, SKY BOXES AT HE STADIUM. LET THE PLAYERS JOIN THE MONEY FEEDING FRENZY!
soonerfan

Jay, OK

#17 Sep 25, 2007
Thats wh we like bobby stoops. And thats why the sooners are unbeaten. Because of good coaching.
Carter

United States

#18 Sep 25, 2007
I would be willing to bet a large amount of money that the person that wrote that article was an OU fan. I am very proud of my coach on this day. When it comes to the media there is only one quote that comes to mind. "Never argue with an idiot, they'll drag you to their level and beat you with experience." ~ anonymous
Patrick In Alabama

Birmingham, AL

#19 Sep 25, 2007
Love it!!! Coach sticking up for his players. Can't wait to see how the writer ends up.
zac

Gaithersburg, MD

#20 Sep 25, 2007
DO THE RIGHT THING MAN! I FEEL FOR YOU BROTHA. KEEP IT UP AND KEEP IT REAL! ZIP IT UP AND ZIP IT OUT!

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