OU Asst. Cale Gundy Resigns After Using ‘Shameful’ Word At Team Meeting

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Longtime Oklahoma football assistant Cale Gundy has resigned from his position with the Sooners program.

Gundy, who was with the team for more than two decades and was set to be the Sooners wide receivers coach this season, released a statement with his resignation after admitting to saying a “shameful and hurtful” word during a team meeting last week.

The 50-year-old Gundy says he was reading off of a player’s iPad during a film session and inadvertently used the word.

“I instructed my players to take notes,” said Gundy. “I noticed a player was distracted and picked up his iPad and read aloud the words that were written on his screen. The words displayed had nothing to do with football. One particular word that I should never — under any circumstance — have uttered was displayed on that screen. In the moment, I did not even realize what I was reading and, as soon as I did, I was horrified.”

“The unfortunate reality is that someone in my position can cause harm without ever meaning to do so,” Gundy added. “In that circumstance, a man of character accepts accountability. I take responsibility for my mistake. I apologize.”

Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables accepted Gundy’s resignation while thanking him for his longtime commitment and service to the program.

Gundy is the younger brother of longtime Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. After playing quarterback at Oklahoma, Gundy joined the Sooners coaching staff as a running backs coach in 1999.

The vacant position will be filled by interim receivers coach L’Damian Washington.

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