Why does Mike Gundy even bother doing interviews? He straight up lied to the face of Tulsa World scribe Bill Haisten, saying he planned to retain play-calling and most of the offensive duties in 2009. Then, that same day the story is published, Gundy announces that he hired the janitor in “The Breakfast Club” to be his offensive coordinator.
When Gundy lies to the beat reporter of a newspaper read by thousands of alumni, he’s lying to the fans. This isn’t the Cold War. Loose lips are not sinking ships. Perhaps Gundy doesn’t want anyone to “break” a news story about the program. If he can release the information of a new hire the way he wants it, at the time he wants to and in the manner he chooses, Gundy feels in complete control.
But when he lies so egregiously and without remorse, you question everything else that comes out of his mouth. Did Perrish Cox really break curfew twice at the Cotton Bowl? Or did he just swipe a bottle of Gundy’s hair gel on the team plane? Now, anything Gundy says with the slightest bit of controversy attached cannot be taken seriously. Because he’ll lie if its convienent.
I’m sure Gundy can rationalize his dishonesty to be Bill Haisten by explaining he does what HE thinks is best for the program. I didn’t know for sure if the Breakfast Club janitor would take the job, he’d say. But he knew it was offered. Be evasive rather than lie. I’ll say this for Bob Stoops. He might be a dick sometimes when asked a question he doesn’t like. But he won’t lie.