Gundy said that some schemes and philosophies would change under Spencer but that it would not “be noticeable to the everyday fan.”
LACK OF IN-STATE SIGNEES ‘BOTHERS' GUNDY
The Cowboys signed just one player from Oklahoma in this year's class — Dawson Bassett, the younger brother of former OSU defensive end Cooper Bassett.
Gundy said that small number of in-state recruits “bothers” him.
“We want to take care of all the Oklahoma people, then we want to take care of Texas,” Gundy said. “We offered a number of players (from the state) this year and we didn't get them.”
Despite the struggles to land in-state talent this year, Gundy stressed that offering players from Oklahoma who fit the Cowboys' system will remain a priority.
“We may not get him, but we're going to move forward on him because, in my opinion, a geographical tie to a university and a football team, makes him a better player. If you just parachuted me out in the state of Washington, I'm not going to be as comfortable as if you dropped me over on the other side of Tulsa. It's the same for kids.
“That's why we don't recruit nationally as much here — we've had so much success with players who are within a six or seven-hour drive of our school.”
BY GINA MIZELL AND JOHN HELSLEY