Following the litany of new NCAA allegations levied against Ole Miss last week, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy opined that the Rebels’ 48-20 beatdown on the Cowboys in the 2016 Sugar Bowl was because the respective participants weren’t competing “on a level playing field.” To wit:
We’ll never know what we could have done in the Sugar Bowl if it was a level playing field. That is the truth. I’m not sure we would have won the Sugar Bowl, but we’ll never know. We didn’t all play by the same rules. If everybody is playing by the rules and you get your butt kicked, that’s OK. I can live with that. But when it’s an uneven playing field, that’s not fair.
Never mind that Oklahoma State completed the 2015 season and earned a New Year’s Six bowl bid under NCAA probation. That’s beside point. We’re here to hear from Hugh Freeze, who was asked about Gundy’s comments at a Tuesday afternoon presser in Oxford. So, Hugh, what’re your thoughts on Gundy saying last year’s Sugar Bowl wasn’t a fair fight?
Hugh Freeze, on Mike Gundy's Sugar Bowl comments: “Maybe we can meet in another Sugar Bowl and see how that one goes, too. ”— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) February 28, 2017
That’s nice. Any ESPN personalities who happen to be OSU alumni want to weight in on Freeze’s sick burn? What about you, Brett McMurphy?
If so, it won’t be this season https://t.co/4IEXXqT74c— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) February 28, 2017
Is it September yet?