In "Terms of Endearment,” the memorable Aurora Greenway tells her philandering son-in-law that she should raise the kids after her dying daughter (his wife) is gone. "You know, one of the nicest qualities about you is that you recognize your weaknesses,” Aurora tells Flap. "Don’t lose that quality when you need it the most.” I thought of "Terms” last week when Mike Gundy added offensive guru Dana Holgorsen to the Oklahoma State football staff. Gundy has been mum on exactly what the hiring means, but if he indeed hands over his offense to Holgorsen, Gundy will have recognized a weakness at a critical time. The Cowboys need offensive infusion. Infusion of talent, infusion of ideas. The two linchpins of OSU’s recent offensive success — Larry Fedora and Zac Robinson — both are gone. If Gundy is ready to make an offensive shift, now is the time. No Robinson at quarterback. No Dez Bryant at flanker. New offensive line in 2010. OSU’s offense was going to undergo a makeover of some sort any way; now’s the time to go extreme. This is not an indictment of Gundy’s offensive acumen. Gundy ran the OSU offense in 2008, when for good reason it was spectacular, and he ran the OSU offense in 2009, when for good reason it was not. Basically firing himself as offensive coordinator does not mean Gundy can’t coach. Probably means the opposite. Handing the reins to Holgorsen would be a sign of head-coach maturity, a sign that Gundy is willing to put the program ahead of ego, pride and personal enjoyment. Gundy loves to coach offense. Whenever he’s addressed being his own offensive coordinator — not in title, but in truth — the first thing he always mentions is how much he enjoys it. Which always has struck me as being entirely irrelevant. Gundy probably likes to duck hunt during the autumn, but you can’t do that and coach football. OSU football is not Gundy’s personal little amusement park. And he knows it. When Gundy took over the Cowboy Corral, he hired Fedora to run the State offense. And Fedora did it very well. When Fedora moved on to Southern Miss, Gundy seized the chance to be like Mike Leach and Les Miles (at OSU). Gundy was successful in ’08, for a lot of reasons, and not so successful in ’09, for a lot of reasons. But now the man who implemented the no-huddle, hurry-up offense, Fedora, and the man who made it work, Robinson, are gone. So Gundy’s choices were to press on without safety nets, or adjust. Holgorsen’s addition seems to signal a major adjustment. Holgorsen has spent 13 years of his career playing for, working with or working for Leach, the mastermind at Texas Tech until his December beheading. We don’t yet know what kind of offense Gundy and Holgorsen have in mind for OSU, be it the Tech aerial show or the Houston hybrid Holgorsen ran the past two seasons. And heck, we’ll never know if Boone Pickens played Aurora Greenway and told Gundy to make this move. I don’t believe Pickens micro-manages that way, but some reasonable people believe it. Doesn’t matter. Not in this case. In this case, OSU football had a coach who needed to recognize his weakness. Mike Gundy seems to have done just that. 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.