I think this was a smart move. There were a lot of people, including some in our own fanbase, that assumed the issues were race related. It was important to publicly state that wasn't the case. I think our fanbase will forgive Coach Gundy for falling out of touch with his players as he gets older, but I don't think they would've ever forgiven him for racism.
It sure would be nice if some of the players would publicly echo these statements. That would go a long way towards repairing the damage that's been done to Coach Gundy & the football program.
This is a good thing for Gundy, the players and OSU. As things played out it looked like this was a communication issue and a relationship issue, not a race issue. Gundy is a smart guy and a good coach. He can fix this and I think he will. He has a very talented team and if they all grab an oar and row together good things can come out of this.
Gundy has gotten complacent. This is a tremendous opportunity to tighten things up a bit. Won’t happen overnight but showing these kids you love them more than just showing you care for them will make this team closer. Close teams battle for championships