Share “Gundy to call OSU's offensive plays”

By Andrea Cohen Modified: August 25, 2008 at 3:18 pm •  Published: August 25, 2008

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said Monday that he will call the Cowboys plays on offense.

Gundy called the plays in OSU's 49-33 win in the Insight Bowl after offensive coordinator Larry Fedora left for Southern Mississippi, and since then he has gone back and forth deciding if he wanted to keep the play calling responsibilities.

In the end, he said, his decision came down to two factors.

First, he said, OSU's no-huddle, hurry-up offense essentially runs itself.

"The way our system's run, (play calling) is really overrated," Gundy said. "Now, the system Larry brought in here is a very good system and we believe in it, and Larry's a good football coach and a good play caller. I'm not taking anything away from him or the way it was."

Second, he enjoys it.

"It's enjoyable for me to be in the room with (the offensive coaches) during the week, and the strategy that goes into it is the funnest part as a coach," Gundy said. "Being in my office and dealing with all the other issues is not fun. Going in there and coaching offense is fun."

Gundy said the plays are already finished for Saturday's opener against Washington State.

"It's already done anyway," Gundy said. "It's already scripted and finished for the first game. And it will be on Thursday morning prior to the Saturday game."

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