Mike Gundy teases possible hairstyle change, weighs in on alleged Steve Levy curse during SportsCenter spot

Mike Gundy said he might be changing his hairstyle again soon, just to embarrass one of his sons.

The Oklahoma State coach appeared on SportsCenter with ESPN’s Barry Melrose this week. They bonded over their mullets, but Gundy said he might pull his back into a ponytail because his son would hate it.

“I tried the ponytail out at the house,” Gundy said. “I tied it up in the back a few months ago, and my 13-year-old, he panicked. He was afraid that his friends would see it. So I haven’t gone back to that. Kind of using that as leverage, if he doesn’t do well in school, that I might fire the ponytail back up and actually wear it in public.”

That’s not the first time Gundy has used his hairstyle as motivation for his children to do well in school. When Gundy first started growing the mullet back in 2016, he said he would consider cutting it if his college-age son, Gavin, aced a test. Gavin got an 88, so the mullet stayed.

Melrose also asked Gundy about the bad luck that his ESPN colleague, Steve Levy, allegedly brings to Oklahoma State when he’s calling Cowboy football games. Melrose incorrectly stated that Oklahoma State was 0-2 when Levy was on the broadcast. The Cowboys were actually 1-1 with Levy doing play-by-play in 2017, but they didn’t play extremely well in either matchup. They lost to TCU 44-31 at home, and they beat Texas 13-10 on the road in overtime.

Some Oklahoma State fans actually thought Levy was rooting for the Longhorns in that second game, but Gundy said he welcomes Levy back this upcoming season.

“Well we’ve got to get him in here when we’re playing again,” Gundy said, laughing. “We’ve got to get that corrected really fast. … We need to get Levy down here, and we need to have another game. And he’ll find that we can win a football game while he’s doing the commentating or the color.”

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