Mike Gundy Reveals If He’s Nearing Retirement

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy thinks he still has a lot of football left in him.

The Cowboys are entering the 2020 season ranked 12th in the AP Poll, and expectations are very high in Stillwater. If things go well this season, could Gundy hang up his whistle?

Don’t count on it. He plans on being around for a very long time.

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has a lot of coaching left in him. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

“I feel better now than I have in years and years. I’m thinking way down the line. I thought at one time at 65 I’d be checking in and I don’t see that happening now, if I feel good,” Gundy told the media Thursday when asked if he could coach another decade, according to FootballScoop.

He also made it clear the older he gets, the more he focused on the long game with the Cowboys.

Mike Gundy isn’t nearing retirement. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

“I’m worried about way down the line. We’re all tugging one direction now to try to build this to where, at some point, somebody’s going to take it over and it’s going to be a hell of a job. That’s my goal right now,” the talented Big 12 coach explained.

Hearing that Gundy has no intention of riding off into the sunset should make Oklahoma State fans very happy.

Oklahoma football coach Mike Gundy doesn’t plan on retiring in the near future. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

He has a record of 149-69 with the Cowboys, and is 11-5 in bowl games. He also has one Big 12 title to his name.

Mike Gundy knows how to win. It’s just that simple, and he does it at a higher level than most considering the fact Oklahoma State isn’t exactly known for being rich with resources.

There are several regional teams way bigger and better off. Yet, Gundy still has managed to average nearly nine wins a year.

When will Mike Gundy retire? (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

Now, he’s made it clear he’s sticking around for the long haul. There’s no doubt that’s what the faithful fans wanted to hear.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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  1. I lost respect for this guy when his black running back chastised him for wearing an OAN (conservative news network) tee shirt and he apologized. Should have told the running back to take a flying leap.

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