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Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy admits to being 'out-coached' down stretch of 2013 season

Gina Mizell Modified: February 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm •  Published: February 6, 2014
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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy answers questions from reporters during the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic media day on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.   Missouri will play Oklahoma State in the annual bowl game on Friday. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy answers questions from reporters during the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic media day on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Missouri will play Oklahoma State in the annual bowl game on Friday. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Almost in passing, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made a key admission during Thursday’s post-Signing Day press conference.

While addressing the talent the Cowboys have built up in past recruiting classes, he added that his staff got “out-coached” down the stretch of a 2013 season that ended with two heartbreaking losses to Oklahoma and Missouri in the Cotton Bowl.

“The teams here have been able to compete for a conference championship basically every year,” Gundy said. “This year we failed to do a good job of coaching. We got out-coached at the end of the year…

“This class, (combined) with the last class, should keep us on track to be talented enough, if we do our job as coaches, to compete for a conference championship each year.”