Mike Gundy went into full “get off my lawn” mode on Monday, when he claimed cellphones were making young people less-prepared for the world of college athletics. The Oklahoma State coach is apparently not a fan of video games or the newfangled technology kids these days are so into.
A question about parity in college football turned into the following response:
Here’s the key section of his remarks:
“Focus and preparation is different now then it ever has been. And the players that we coach come in and they’re not like guys that we coached 10 years ago, and 15 years ago and 20 years ago. Because your generation spends all their time looking at their phone. My generation spent all our time out in the front yard playing games. And so they were more ready to go into college athletics. They understood all the dynamics of it compared to young people nowadays. They don’t spend as much time around football, they spend more time playing some game on a phone. Because of all that, and the training that takes place, there’s more parity in college football.”
Uh OK, sure Mike. You go ahead and keep believing that and keep dishing out the “back in my day” wisdom.
I’m sorry if I don’t take societal critiques seriously from a man who willingly sports a mullet.