STILLWATER – Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy took time out from his busy schedule to stop by Chris' University Spirit, along with several other of the Oklahoma State head coaches and dignitaries, to help Chris Norris and his staff celebrate 30 years of business on Campus Corner in Stillwater.
Gundy said he has been a customer recently to buy Stillwater High School apparel to support the football Pioneers and his middle son, Gunnar, a freshman quarterback for Stillwater.
Gundy admitted to a lot of excitement and he thinks a lot of it is the season opener at home, three straight home games to open the season, and a talented team that he told us has had a very good camp in August. He is ready to see what the team does in a game situation.
"We're a healthy football team and practice has been going very well," Gundy said earlier in the week. "We're excited about playing a game. The offense and defense have gone against themselves so much that I think they're ready to play a game. So we're looking forward to it and we still need the next four or five practices to get ready.
"We've got a number of young players that we expect to play. Those are the guys that we've shared with you over the last couple weeks. We're not 100 percent but we feel pretty good that we'll have six freshmen that will play for us in the first game or should play for us early in the season. We just continue to move forward."
Gundy told us there are a couple of players that may be held out this Saturday. He has said wide receiver Marcell Ateman's return won't be known until he is examined at the end of September.
The head coach is very comfortable and was relaxed in talking with us at Chris'. Check out a late talk with Gundy during game week.