“I’m A Man, I’m 40!” – Mike Gundy Defends Quarterback With Epic Rant 15 Years Ago Today

Mike Gundy college football rant
Oklahoma State University

Hands down, one of the most iconic moments in College Football history.

In 2007, Mike Gundy was head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and at the press conference after their 4th game of the season, an electric 48-45 win over Texas Tech, he absolutely tore into the media over an article written in that morning’s newspaper about Bobby Reid, the opening day starter who had been benched after a bad loss to Troy the week before.

You’ve probably listened to this rant 100 times at this point in your life, but I’m telling you it just gets better and better…

“Come after me! I’m a man! I’m 40! I’m not a kid!”

Isn’t that the type of coach that kid want to play for? Who will take blame on himself and lead through struggles, always putting the team first but not at the expense of breaking down players?

That’s probably why he’s been at Oklahoma State for as long as he has. Hell, he was a quarterback for the Cowboys himself from 1986 to 1989, playing with none other than all-time great Barry Sanders, joined the coaching staff as an assistant from 1990 through 2000, was named offensive coordinator in 2001 and was then promoted to Head Coach in 2004, where he’s stayed ever since and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.

But regardless of the success he’s had on the field, he’ll always be best known for this epic moment…

Give it a listen…

And if they play this in the locker room before their next game against Baylor, give me Cowboys BY A MILLION.

I’d run through a brick wall for this man…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock