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Oklahoma Football Coach Resigns After Using 'Hurtful' Word During Film Session

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The college football world received shocking news late Sunday night when an Oklahoma football assistant coach announced he's resigning. That coach is Cale Gundy, who's been with the program for 23 years. 

In a statement announcing his resignation, Gundy explains he used a "shameful and hurtful" word during a film session. A player wasn't paying attention and taking notes, so Gundy grabbed the player's iPad and read aloud the words on the screen. 

That's when the Oklahoma football assistant coach read aloud a word he's now resigning over. The specific word he used has yet to be revealed. 

"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."

Cale Gundy is the younger brother of Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. He played quarterback for the Sooners from 1990 to 1993 and joined Bob Stoops' staff in 1999. He's been with the program ever since. 

An unfortunate development for Cale and the entire Oklahoma football program.