UPDATE: 9:15 p.m. EDT: CBS Sports reports that the potential for a mutiny in the Oklahoma State football program appears to have ended…before it ever really started.
Said Hubbard: “I went about it the wrong way by tweeting. I’m not someone that has to tweet something to bring change. I should have went to him as a man. I’m more about action. That was bad on my part. But from now on we’re going to focus on bringing change and that’s the most important thing.”
While I admire Hubbard for apologizing, it certainly seems to me that it ought to have been Gundy.
What do you think?
ORIGINAL POST: Mike Gundy soon will be out as the head football coach at Oklahoma State University.
His sin: Wearing an OAN t-shirt in public.
OAN is One America News, where a loonie bin of conspiracy theories is passed off as real news. It’s Donald Trump’s new favorite “news” source, if that tells you anything.
Gundy’s decision to wear an OAN shirt outraged his star player. Now that player, running back Chuba Hubbard, wants “CHANGE.” ESPN picks up the story from there.
“I will not stand for this,” Hubbard posted on the day in which Cowboys players were scheduled to begin voluntary workouts on campus. “This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable.”
Hubbard says he will boycott the university. Several other Cowboys’ player say they’re 100% behind Hubbard, who is considered one of college football’s best running backs.
Presuming Hubbard and the players don’t back down, Gundy is gone. Take away the team’s top players and Oklahoma State’s chances for success in 2020 crater. Spin it forward and Gundy’s chances for success in subsequent years also would be neutered if top African-American high school football players refuse to play for him.
Prediction: Gundy gets kicked to the curb, but he’ll be paid the full amount of his contract.