Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy paused and then had an interesting response for a Sports Illustrated reporter who asked a question during the Cotton Bowl press conference after Friday night’s game.
Gundy heard the question and asked: “Where are you from?”
The reporter, Martin Rickman, replied: “I’m from Sports Illustrated, sir.”
The Oklahoma State coach hesitated and said: “Sweet. That’s awesome.”
Gundy paused as media chuckled, seemingly knowing what was coming next.
“Make sure you document this so you have all your research and your background,” Gundy said.
Sports Illustrated ran a series of September articles reporting claims of former players about illegal payments, drug use within the program and hostesses that provided sex to recruits.
The articles were written by George Dohrmann and reported by Thayer Evans.
Oklahoma State lost 41-31 to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl, and Rickman’s question was about whether OSU prepared for the Tigers’ backup quarterback in addition to their starter.
“We were prepared for both quarterbacks,” Gundy answered.
After the exchange, Gundy said he thought he was making a joke with the Sports Illustrated reporter.