Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Chuba Hubbard make amends after OAN shirt controversy

Mike DePrisco
NBC Sports Washington

After a photo of Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy wearing an OAN (One America News) shirt, his star running back Chuba Hubbard responded on Twitter by saying he would, "not being doing anything with Oklahoma State until things change."

Gundy seemingly heard his player's message loud and clear, so the two got together the very next day and explained a team meeting to address matters the OSU program can address moving forward to make real change. 

"In the light of today's tweet with the t-shirt I was wearing, I spoke to some players and realized it's a very sensitive issue with what's going on in today's society," Gundy said. "We had a great meeting, were made aware of some things that players feel that could make our culture even better than it is here at Oklahoma State, and I'm looking forward to making some changes and it starts at the top with me, and we've got good days ahead."


Hubbard also made sure to apologize for handling the situation on a public space and not going to his coach directly first. 

"I went about it the wrong way by tweeting," Hubbard said. "I'm not someone that has to tweet something to bring change, I should've went to [Gundy] as a man... And that's bad on my part. But from now on we're going to focus on bringing change and that's the most important thing."

Hubbard is coming off a stellar sophomore season where he rushed for 2.094 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has Heisman aspirations and Oklahoma State will likely go as far as Hubbard can take them in 2020. 

Some good news for the Cowboys now that their coach and star player are seemingly back on good terms and the program is now actively working toward changing their culture for the better. 

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