We’re moving the Monday Poll to Sundays, and this week we’re focusing on the on-going feud between OSU mega-benefactor T. Boone Pickens and football head coach Mike Gundy. Their issues were well documented during the end of the 2014 season. But after the Bedlam upset and Cactus Bowl win that year, it seemed like the hatchet and been buried. Then T. Boone went Jerry Jones on us all and made some disparaging remarks against Gundy last week, speaking to the Austin-American Statesman.
"Mike doesn't handle people relationships very well. And he gets mad about things. I've heard he's written some notes about me that weren't very complimentary."
In an attempt to clear the air, T. Boone offered some further explanation on his comments before the Texas game kicked off yesterday. He released a statement on his "relationship" with Gundy.
While speaking to The Franchise after the game, Gundy revealed he wasn’t too pumped about Pickens’ words.
"I hate that he feels the way he does... I mean, I don't know what to do. I just have to do my job. I can't do anything about it.
Here’s the thing; both men are an integral part of OSU football’s success over the last dozen years. The Cowboys are 97-49 under Gundy. His reign as coach coincides with the amazing upgrades in facilities that came about because of a (more than) generous gift by T. Boone.
A lot of people went on Twitter after Pickens' comments trying to argue against Gundy. After the win on Saturday, it looked like a lot of fans were pro-Gundy.
#OKstate Gundy chants raining down inside BPS pic.twitter.com/tv3mr94Irq— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 1, 2016
So my question this morning is this: Who is more important for OSU football? Who had more impact in the last 12 years? Let us know, and offer any further thoughts in the comments below.