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Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy poised to match his coach's record win total

OSU at Kansas — A win Saturday in Lawrence will give Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy his 62nd career victory, tying him with his former coach Pat Jones for the school record.
By GINA MIZELL Published: October 12, 2012

“He's always had exceptional qualities about himself,” Jones said. “…My opinion was he was always very capable of handling it.”

It took Jones 11 seasons to compile his 62-60 record. Gundy's about to reach that mark in his eighth year, and currently has just 32 losses. And after signing a lucrative contract extension through at least the 2019 season, it appears Gundy not only will eventually create distance between himself and Jones.

Jones is still an occasional visitor at OSU practices, and Gundy enjoyed attending Jones' induction into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year. They often talk football, but “not about (the record),” Gundy said.

Jones said he'll give Gundy a congratulatory call when the mark is broken. And he is “incredibly proud and happy” that distinction will soon belong to his pupil.

“For him to do it,” Jones said, “former player, gave him his first job as an assistant and all that kind of stuff — I think it just makes it all the more special.”