Cale Gundy grew up an OU fan. Grew up going to Owen Field. "If Dad could scrounge tickets, that’s where we went,” said Cale’s brother, Mike. Cale went on to live the dream. Quarterbacked the Sooners for four years. Returned six short years later as a charter member of Bob Stoops’ coaching staff. So Cale Gundy has spent 15 years of his life wearing official crimson and spent the first 15 years of his life cheering on crimson. And while in high school in Midwest City, Cale every autumn Saturday would don ... orange and black. Wardrobes are easily changed. Blood is not. Cale still remembers the February Sunday in 1986 when his brother returned from a visit to Stillwater and told the family he was signing with Oklahoma State. "He said he needed to call coach (Jim) Donnan and coach (Barry) Switzer,” Cale said. "I remember the whole conversation. We were all kind of in shock. "In hindsight, what a great decision for him.” Well, yes. Mike Gundy went on to be OSU’s greatest quarterback ever, setting Big Eight passing records. Now he’s working on being OSU’s greatest coach ever, a Bedlam win away from taking the Cowboys to the Fiesta Bowl. These days, the Gundys are a house not divided by Bedlam, but shared by Bedlam. From 1986-89, it was an OSU house. "We changed when Mike came home off his visit,” Cale said. "We were Oklahoma State fans. We wore orange and black. Even me.” The Gundys would go to all the OSU games, home and road, sometimes leaving Saturday morning and sometimes leaving Friday night after Cale’s Midwest City Bombers were finished thrashing a foe. And those four years gave Cale Gundy a different look at Bedlam, no matter how many years he spends in crimson. "I’ve seen their side of the program,” Cale said. "What their fans go through.” The hope. The hurrah. The heartbreak. The Cowboys of the late 1980s experienced it all, a composite of their entire football history. "You’re up there every Saturday,” Cale said. "We became good friends with the coaches, administrators, doctors, golf coaches, athletic directors. "Went to all the bowl games. I remember the (1987) Sun Bowl. First half, sunny. Second half, snowing. "I remember going to two Nebraska games at Nebraska, how cold it was. "I remember how good Hart Lee Dykes and how great Barry Sanders was. I remember Barry Sanders coming to the sidelines and falling asleep and nobody bothering him except to poke him to get back on the field.” Of course, Cale has his share of Bedlam memories. He was in the stands when Mike threw that 1988 pass dropped by Brent Parker. By 1990, Cale was in the huddle and threw that pass to Adrian Cooper dubbed the Cale Mary. Saturday will be Cale Gundy’s 15th Bedlam game as a player or coach. But while few men have deeper roots from Oklahoma’s side of Bedlam, even fewer have this kind of perspective. "I don’t get caught up in the hatred side of the rivalry,” Cale said. The last eight Bedlams have been brother vs. brother. Assistant coach vs. assistant coach from 2001-04; head coach vs. assistant coach 2005-08. Lots of Bedlam history at Judy Gundy’s famous Thanksgiving table, where football talk is outlawed only two days before kickoff. Which is understandable but also lamentable, for reminiscing would be fun. The Gundys have much to remember in the way of Bedlam. Berry Tramel: 405-760-8080; Berry Tramel can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1.