Cale Gundy, an assistant football coach for Oklahoma, quits.
He said that he saw a player was not paying attention while he was supposed to be taking notes, so he took the player's iPad and read out loud what was on the screen.
Cale Gundy, an assistant to the head football coach at Oklahoma, quit on Sunday after using offensive language last week during a film session.
Gundy had been an assistant coach for the team since 1999. He posted the news on social media on Sunday, and the school released a statement to confirm it soon after.
In his post, Gundy said he was sorry and explained why he was leaving. He said that he saw a player was not paying attention while he was supposed to be taking notes, so he took the player's iPad and read out loud what was on the screen. He admitted that he said something that he "should never, ever have said," and he said he was "horrified" when he realized what he had done.
Gundy said, "What I said wasn't mean, and I didn't even mean it." "But I'm old enough to know that the word I said was shameful and hurtful, even if I didn't mean it to be."
In a statement, Oklahoma coach Brent Venables said that everyone involved with the team is "responsible for our actions and the results."
Venables said, "It makes me sad to accept coach Gundy's resignation." "He has spent more than half of his life working on football at Oklahoma. He has done a good job for our team and for the school. We're glad you made that promise."
Gundy worked for the Sooners when they won all 14 Big 12 titles and won the national championship in 2000. After coaching running backs for 16 seasons, he spent the last seven seasons coaching wide receivers. When Venables took over as head coach in December 2021, he was still on the team.
Venables said that L'Damian Washington, who was an offensive analyst, will be the receivers' coach in the short term.
Bob Stoops, who used to coach football at OU, sent out a tweet after Gundy quit.
"It makes me very sad to read this," Stoops said in a tweet. "Cale and I have worked together for 23 years, and I know him to be a good person who loves and cares about his players and OU. Thank you, Cale, for working so hard on our program. It will be remembered."