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OSU football: Mike Gundy talks about the Yurcich hire on Sirius Radio interview

by Anthony Slater Modified: April 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013

By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater

It’s still strange to me that, six days after his early morning tweet revealed the news, Mike Gundy is still yet to publicly introduce new OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.

No press conference, no meet-and-greet with the local media, not even a conference call to discuss the out-of-the-blue hire.

For now, all we’ve had to deal with is the original tweet, his initial comments in the university’s press release and a brief interview he conducted with Sirius Radio three days ago.

Here’s all Gundy had to say about Yurcich, also mentioning that Yurcich was set to arrive in Stillwater this past Monday:

“I was looking for a quarterback coach that had a good relationship with his players and had good experience in the passing game, and also would come in and run our system,” Gundy said in the interview with Sirius XM. “It’s a unique job here, because I believe in what we do here. I’m not interested in changing plays, I’m not interested in changing terminology. We’ve got 67 guys on our offense, and they all know all our plays. There’s no reason to change what we do.

“I would rather hire a coach that’s willing to come in and learn our system and continue to teach it. That’s what we get out of Mike. He’s got a great pedigree. He played the quarterback position, had success as a quarterbacks coach, receivers coach and an offensive coordinator. I feel like he’s a good fit for us.”

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Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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