Gundy Will Miss ESPN's 'Car Wash'

Mike Gundy

ESPN sent out a release today that 64 of the 65 major college Division I football coaches are going to be in Bristol, Conn., at the ESPN world headquarters to go through the "car wash." The dates the coaches will appear range from Monday, July 21, starting with the SEC to Thursday, July 31, and the Big 10 coaches.

The Big 12 coaches are scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 (Dana Holgorsen, WVU; Paul Rhoads, Iowa State; Bill Snyder, K-State; Bob Stoops, OU, and Charlie Strong, Texas) and Thursday, July 24 (Art Briles, Baylor; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech; Gary Patterson, TCU; and Charlie Weis, Kansas)

That includes appearing on various ESPN shows on both television, radio, internet, and interviews and podcasts. The only coach that was not listed among the power conferences, not including provisional ACC member Notre Dame was Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy.

Gundy is going to leave Dallas and the Big 12 Media Days on Monday and go straight to Utah to a baseball tournament for one of his sons.

Honestly, I had said something to Gundy when he took the job about not forgetting to be a father. He has not. Gundy has been great with being there for his sons.

However, on this ESPN deal I thought he ought to take a day and go to ESPN and make the appearance. When he did it before it was highly successful. However, that was a day he went by himself, no other coaches were there so OSU got maximum effect. Now with five coaches on one day and four the next it will be coach central and the impact is not as great. The tone with other media is that Gundy is making a mistake. I would say if he turned down a day at ESPN by himself. yes that would be a mistake. I'm not sure this will be that big a deal, except, I'm sure ESPN will not be happy about it.

The golf day at Karsten Creek is also now Cowboy Football Golf Day as media will play and interview members of the Oklahoma State coaching staff.

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