Gundy Scores Big In Keeping Luper

Multiple sources in the Oklahoma State Cowboy football program have confirmed after meetings earlier today that Cowboys running backs coach and assistant head coach for player development Curtis Luper has decided to stay at OSU despite heavy overtures, and the report of a very attractive financial offer, and the title of special teams coordinator to leave and coach at Texas A&M.

Luper, a former OSU running back and a member of head coach Mike Gundy's staff all three seasons, is a very popular member of the staff and has earned the reputation of being a standout recruiter. Texas A&M needing some clout with its recruiting effort in Texas, and picked out a very good candidate but credit to Gundy for keeping one of the best members of his staff.

No announcement will be made by Oklahoma State, which is not unusual for a staff member that declines an offer with another school. There is no word, although it can be assumed that Luper may have received a raise out of the situation.

It was just last summer that Gundy promoted Luper to the title of assistant head coach for player development and added to his salary. Luper, a former officer in the U.S. Army where he served as a traffic controller, is one of the more popular and trusted members of the coaching staff with the players.

This represents a major score for Gundy as a head coach to keep one of his top assistants after he is courted by a school like Texas A&M.

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