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Gundy and Glass Talk Oklahoma State on “What Drives Winning”

Some terrific insight on what OSU does to better communicate with players

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If you haven’t checked out What Drives Winning, you really should.

The conference series is a collection of one-on-one interviews and conversations with the author of the book “What Drives Winning,” Brett Ledbetter (the conference was started by Ledbetter and Florida Soccer Coach Becky Burleigh).

Mike Gundy previously went one-on-one with Ledbetter. Now the series has released Part 1 of their interview with Gundy and Oklahoma State Strength and Conditioning Coach Rob Glass.

Glass is the last remaining assistant from Gundy’s first staff when he became the head coach at OSU in 2005.

In the interview, Gundy talks about why it was important for him to have Glass on his staff, the importance of setting expectations for players in regards to strength and conditioning, and the impact of #BodyByGlass. Glass talks about the mental makeup of a football player, and the importance of character development. They also address something they call “third party awareness” and how it helps the coaches communicate and connect with players.

If you have 11 minutes, it’s really a great interview and fantastic insight into the mind of one of Oklahoma State’s best assistant coaches.

Gundy and Glass aren’t the first local coaches to appear in the series. On the What Drives Winning website you’ll also find interviews with Oklahoma State Wrestling Head Coach John Smith, Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan, and OU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sherri Coale.