Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy resigns after reading aloud &# Flagler Saints Jerseys039;word that I should never … have uttered'
Longtime Oklahoma football assistant coach Cale Gundy announced on Sunday he would be resigning from the program.
In a message on Twitter, Gundy explained during a film session, he read aloud a word "I should never — under any circumstances — have uttered." He said he was reading off the iPad of one of his players, who he said was distracted.
"In the moment, I did not even realize what I was reading and, as soon as I did, I was horrified," Gundy said. "I want to be very clear: the words I read aloud from that screen were not my words. What I was was not malicious; it wasn't even intentional. Still, I am Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions shirt mature enough to know that the word I said was shameful and hurtful, no matter my intentions.
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In a Monday statement from coach Brent Venables, the first-year Oklahoma head coach said Gundy read aloud the word "not once but multiple times" and said it did not "reflect the attitude and values" of the program.
"This is not acceptable. Period," Venables said. "Coach Gundy did the right thing in re Kentucky vs. Louisville Rivalry shirt signing. he knows our goals for excellence and that coaches have special responsibilities to set an example. He also knows that, while he will alway be a part of the OU family, that his words affected many of us and did not represent the principles of our university."
Gundy said he has received love and support from Belmont Bruins Jerseys those who "know me, my character and my love for the program." Gundy said he feels this is a "critical moment" for Oklahoma, and that the team should not be distracted.
"I won't do the program I love the disservice of distracting from this mission," Gundy wrote. "Naturally, I leave these sidelines heavy hearted. Coaching this football team truly has been my life's passion. But I leave confident that the team will continue to prospect and I leave with tremendous love for the Cornell Big Red shirt University of Oklahoma and its athletics department."
Gundy resigns as the longest-tenured coach in the Big 12, having been with the Sooners as a coach since 1999. He also played quarterback for Oklahoma from 1990 to 1993.
During his career on the Oklahoma sidelines, Gundy won a national championship in 2000 and 14 Big 12 titles. He was the team's running backs coach for 16 years, during which time he coached future NFL running backs Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray and Samaje Perine, among others. He spent the past seven seasons as the receivers coach, when he coached future NFL receivers in Dede Westbrook and CeeDee Lamb.
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In a statement late Sunday, Venables thanked Gundy for his time coaching at Oklahoma UNC vs. Duke Rivalry Gear and said he accepted the resignation "with sadness." He also noted that in making the decision to resign, Gundy was putting the "program and the welfare of our student-athletes first."
"In coaching and in life, we're all accountable for our actions and the resulting outcomes," Venables said. "The culture we're building in our program is based on mutual respect. Our staff here is to develop successful student-athletes, but also young men of character. As the leaders of this program, it's essential that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as we model for our players the type of men we want them to become."
Venables announced offensive analyst L'Damian Washington will fill in as the team Cal State Long Beach The Beach Jerseys 's interim wide receivers coach.
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Several former Oklahoma players have since defended Gundy, with Murray and Bengals running back Joe Mixon, who was in his sophomore year on the team during Gundy's first year as receivers coach, sharing messages on Twitter in support of their former coach.