It’s amazing what a few emojis can do.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy tweeted an eye-roll emoji and a thinking-face emoji on Thursday.
Maybe it’s not much to some, but college football fans on Twitter tried to dissect what the post meant.
It could be a response to recent comments by Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder regarding Gundy’s lack of recruiting prowess.
“I would approach recruiting a little differently than he does,” Holder said on Episode No. 209 of the Pistols Firing Blog Podcast. “I’d want to finish higher in those recruiting rankings than we consistently do. I think that ultimately puts a ceiling on what you’re able to achieve … I think sometimes we settle when we don’t have to.”
It’s a strong statement from Gundy’s boss, but the tweet also might not be about that at all.
To sum up the reaction, it was … well, just what’d you expect from Twitter.
How a Pistols Firing podcast led to a Mike Gundy subtweet is going to be the greatest 30 for 30 in the history of the world. https://t.co/R0sXLYHJBE
— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) June 14, 2018
When your boss criticizes your recruiting results… https://t.co/1uPshC0jPH
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) June 14, 2018
Twitter is great. Twitter is horrible. https://t.co/wTyCDcDGaU
— Dave Miller (@Miller_Dave) June 14, 2018
Mike Gundy has responded to his AD apparently. https://t.co/nDKYQImCwA
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 14, 2018
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) June 14, 2018
WHERE'S THE POPCORN?!?! https://t.co/ZfWdA3gZHZ
— Baylor Bearmada (@BaylorBearmada) June 14, 2018
big 12 coaches and their damn emojis https://t.co/vyugB3mgLT
— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) June 14, 2018
Mike Gundy clearly doesn't appreciate his AD's comment on his recruiting approach.
He's actively sought to leave OK State in the past…is that gonna happen again? https://t.co/pSZw6IFVOP
— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) June 14, 2018
Wishing you had took the Tennessee Job huh? https://t.co/2WYVJ2r1Hn
— J. Crowe (@JohnACrowe) June 14, 2018
Gundy has made it known he’s not concerned with what other schools are doing on the recruiting front as long as he’s finding the right players for his program.
Gundy’s philosophy has helped the Pokes secure three-consecutive 10-win seasons — a feat never accomplished in school history before Gundy’s time.
He’ll try to add a fourth consecutive 10-win season in 2018.