Oklahoma Coach Reveals How The Team Handled Cale Gundy Resigning

Brent Venables is very happy with how his team has handled the situation surrounding Cale Gundy resigning.

The longtime Sooners assistant and former player recently resigned after he used a “shameful and hurtful” word while reading a player's iPad during a film session.

The situation has dominated the college football news cycle, and it's still not known what exactly Gundy said that caused him to resign after decades with the program.

However, Venables is happy with how everyone has handled the situation.

"All things considered, they've handled everything great and not allowed it to become a distraction. You gotta go through some mud sometimes. You gotta get scarred up. You gotta go through some things, and that's how you go get better. You don't go get better and improve through ease and comfort in anything," Venables told ESPN.

The first-year Oklahoma head coach also called the situation with Cale Gundy "very complex and very difficult."

According to reports that came out in the initial aftermath of Gundy resigning, players didn't want him to leave the program and former Sooner star Joe Mixon openly ripped the situation.

No matter how you slice it, the situation with Gundy, Venables and the Sooners has been a massive distraction for the program.

The head coach of the team might want to claim it's not, but whenever a coach's resignation is shrouded in secrecy and allegations of racially-charged behavior, people are going to ask questions and be interested.

Hopefully, the players can just focus on winning and let the staff and administrators deal with everything else.

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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.