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Bob Stoops Responds To Oklahoma Football Coach's Resignation

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops

Late Sunday night, shocking news came out of Norman, Okla. when assistant football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation. In a statement, the longtime Oklahoma football assistant coach explained he used a "hurtful" word during a film session. 

"The unfortunate reality is that someone in my position can cause harm without ever meaning to do so," Gundy wrote in a statement posted to his Twitter account. "In that circumstance, a man of character accepts accountability. I take responsibility for this mistake. I apologize."

He added, "I want to be very clear: the words I read aloud from that screen were not my words. What I said was not malicious; it wasn't even intentional. Still, I am mature enough to know that the word I said was shameful and hurtful, no matter my intentions."

Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, who hired Gundy in 1999, responded to Gundy's resignation via Twitter this Monday morning. 

"It’s with great sadness that I’m reading this," said Stoops. "I’ve worked along side Cale for 23 years and know him to be a man of character and a person that loves and cares for his players as well as OU. Thank you Cale for all the hard work you poured into our program, it will be remembered!"

Cale Gundy used the unspecified "hurtful and shameful" word while reading aloud a message on a player's iPad. The player wasn't paying attention during a film session, causing Gundy to take action. 

The Oklahoma football assistant coach clearly regrets his mistake, but it's going to cost him his job.