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Well this sucks.

After less than a full calendar year, Brad Underwood is leaving Stillwater for Champagne, Illinois to become the head coach of the Fighting Illini.

Underwood is set to make bank, nearly tripling his salary at Oklahoma State Jeff Goodman reported.

It’s a devastating development for a basketball program that seemed on the rise and Cowboy fans that finally had something to emotionally invest in. The news wasn’t just shocking for Cowboy faithful, it was a complete surprise to Mike Holder and staff.

According to ESPN’s Andy Katz, Holder found out about the betrayal move the same way we all did... on Twitter.

Just spoke with an Oklahoma State official and was told Brad Underwood flew back with the team after the Michigan game Friday, landing at 8 pm CT. There was no indication he was leaving. School official was stunned and learned about his hiring at Illinois via twitter.

Holder issued a statement on the announcement.

“We are saddened and disappointed in Brad’s decision to leave Oklahoma State after one year. We are trying to digest this news. We wish Brad and his family well. In the meantime, we will consider the situation and move forward.”

Everyone is shocked at the news, even Kansas Head Coach Bill Self.

Speaking of Oklahoma State’s Athletic Director, there are plenty of reports coming out about his relationship with Underwood.

Not surprisingly, people are not pleased with Holder.

At the end of the day, plenty of Oklahoma State fans know, no matter what Holder’s involvement in Underwood’s decision was, it was still his decision.

Obviously, the search is now on for Underwood’s replacement. It didn’t take long for many in the state of Oklahoma to bring up OSU’s favorite basketball son, Doug Gottlieb.

To be honest I would love it, but don’t see it happening.

We will continue to keep an eye on this story as it develops.