Forget a spoonful of sugar. Sometimes being real trumps sugarcoating the facts of life.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) football coach — and professional wearer of a sick mullet — Mike Gundy spoke to the media during his weekly press conference, and he had some particularly interesting things to say about younger generations of Americans.
Gundy made the comments after being asked about the ease that student-athletes have in transferring to another university should they not like their current standing. The question came about because OSU sophomore safety Thabo Mwaniki announced on Sunday that he would be transferring after not playing in the Cowboys last three games.
Gundy repeatedly indicated that his comments weren’t a referendum on Mwaniki, but on the younger generations in today’s society.
“I think we live in a world where people are non-committal," Gundy said. "We allow liberalism to say, ‘Hey, I can just do what I want and I don’t have to really be tough and fight through it.’”
When I was a kid, if we did something that got us in trouble at school our parents would say, “What did YOU do?!” Nowadays if a kid does something wrong, parents are more prone to put the burden of proof on the teacher.
“And I’m not talking about Thabo,” Gundy said. “Thabo and I have had multiple good talks. I’m talking about every millennial young person. Generation Z, I think is what they call ’em. It’s the world we live in because if they say, ‘Well, it’s a little bit hard,’ we say, ‘OK, well, let’s go try something else.’ vs. ‘Hey, let’s bear down and let’s fight and do this.’”
Personally, I’m all for someone having school choice. But when things get tough, that doesn’t give you an excuse to just up and quit because things haven’t gone exactly your way. Life is hard. Suck it up.
Take a look at Lundy’s full answer (The rest of what he said is just as on-point as the quotes above):
That mullet should be encased in the Louvre.