The fate of Mike Gundy's mullet: Oklahoma State's coach wins family bet to keep it
Mike Gundy told his son he would cut his mullet with a certain grade on a recent test
Oklahoma State has won six straight games and is in the thick of the Big 12 title race, needing wins at TCU and against Oklahoma to clinch at least a share of the claim to being the league's "One True Champion." Their Big 12 title, and playoff hopes hang in the balance -- just like the fate of Mike Gundy's incredible mullet.
The hairstyle -- named perfectly by the coach himself as the "Arkansas Waterfall" -- has added a fun wrinkle to a wild Oklahoma State season. Mason Rudoph has the Cowboys' offense averaging nearly 10 yards per play in the last two wins, making that controversial loss to Central Michigan a distant memory. All through the season though, Gundy has let his hair flow.
Not everyone is a fan of the hair, and Mike Gundy's own son apparently is one of the mullet's detractors. A recent family bargain put the fate of Gundy's hair in the hands of his son: a 91 on a recent test would result in a haircut, but Gundy's son received an 88.
Mike Gundy said if his son got a 91 or above on a recent test, he would think about cutting the mullet. His son got an 88.— David Ubben (@davidubben) November 14, 2016
He obviously wants to keep the mullet... https://t.co/uodSRKNgHl— Gavin Gundy (@GundyChild) November 14, 2016
At Big 12 Media Day this summer, Gundy would not commit to the "mullet" certification for his hair. A real mullet, Gundy asserted, is shoulder length and "has curls." Recent photos suggest we're getting awfully close, and if Gundy's son doesn't get his grades up, we might see this flow really flourish in November.
Long live the Arkansas Waterfall.
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