You gotta love this:
- Mike Gundy reminisces fondly about his offseasons as a college football player – “There were still offseason workouts, but mostly ‘we hung out at the pool.'”
- He then professes sympathy for what he asks out of his players today – “We didn’t have near the time commitment these guys have. They put in tremendous work,” Gundy said. “It’s a choice they make. They go out on their own in the summer, they put their time in. I think it’s a great teaching tool for them in life. You’re’ only going to get out what you put into something, and these guys learn about discipline, structure and accountability.”
- And wraps it all up with the belief that college football will demand from them an even greater time commitment in the future – “I think the stock market in college football is going through the roof,” he said. “Four teams is going to draw more interest, and eventually it will go to eight because of the benefits and revenue that comes from the market for college football.”
They’d probably rather learn about how Gundy was able to parlay hanging out at the pool over the summer into a $30 million dollar contract. Now there’s a life lesson.