Mike Gundy is not as vocal as Mike Leach, but he is not afraid to tell you how he feels.
Gundy talked about the Big 12, which is losing Texas and OU but also gaining BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF, but Gundy said that he felt the Longhorns and Sooners were leaving to the SEC for money and nothing else. In fact, he was as far as to say that Texas and Oklahoma “took the money and ran”.
“Let’s just cut to the chase. They made a choice to financially secure their athletic departments for the next 12 to 15 years,” Gundy told ESPN. “People can talk about all the reasons, but that’s why they did it, all for the money, and took a lot of history out of this league and a lot of history out of college football with them.”
Colleges are definitely trying to make power conferences, and that is cool, but I agree with Gundy.
Gundy went on further to say this is why college football is changing and losing the rivalries.
“They sort of made that decision when they left for the SEC. It’s just not going to be feasible. We’re scheduled out to 2036, I think, and I’m sure the SEC is going to nine conference games. They’ll have to, or the media will kill them. The fans would love to keep playing [Bedlam], but the people behind the doors who make the decisions are going to say, ‘No. That’s what you lose, some great rivalries and a lot of history.”
Do you agree with Mike Gundy? He has some good points.