Cale Gundy Era Began at Oklahoma 32 Years Ago With a Bang

Cale Gundy's era at Oklahoma spanned 32 year, 27 college football seasons and many blue-chip recruits. Gundy, one of the most admired Sooners homegrown recruits, was the first to begin it.

Gundy, the OU receivers coach, resigned unexpectedly late on Sunday night after an incident last week that was racially charged.

Gundy, a two-sport star who also played for the Sooners baseball team, celebrated his coming out party in Norman in dramatic fashion halfway through his true freshman year.

After Barry Switzer's resignation in 1988, the NCAA placed the program on probation. Gundy could have accompanied his big brother Mike to Oklahoma State.

Mike, who was a Cowboy Cowboy and set many Big Eight Conference records, strongly considered becoming a Sooner. Cale was happy to don the Crimson and Cream after a quick drive down Sooner Road when Gary Gibbs offered him scholarship.

Gundy was second-in-command to sophomore Steve Collins in non-conference wins over UCLA, Pitt, and Tulsa. He completed 7-of-18 passes for 6 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and sat on the bench against Kansas

Gundy completed the Red River Rivalry with just three of six passes for 51 yards. He also engineered a 51 yard drive in the final 2 minutes, which set up the game-winning field goal attempt. R.D. But R.D.