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Gundy hires odd familiar face: Bobby Reid

2/19/2013

Less than five years ago, former Oklahoma State quarterback Bobby Reid said Mike Gundy's famed "I'm a man, I'm 40!" rant "basically ended" his life.

On Monday, a school spokesman confirmed to ESPN that Reid was joining Gundy's staff.

Nope, it doesn't quite make sense, but Reid joining Gundy's program in an administrative role is one of the most intriguing developments of the Big 12 offseason.

Reid started 18 games as a freshman and sophomore at OSU. However, he was better known for what occurred his junior year in 2007 after Gundy's news conference rant against an Oklahoma City columnist, who depicted Reid in an unflattering -- and Gundy claimed unfair and inaccurate -- manner. The video of Gundy's reaction went viral.

"I'm not a kid," Gundy said on Sept. 22, 2007, defending Reid. "Write something about me, or our coaches. Don't write about a kid that does everything right, [whose] heart's broken and then say that the coaches said he was scared. That ain't true!"

Reid's hard feelings expressed in an interview after he'd transferred to Texas Southern seem to have subsided, and the relationship between the two presumably repaired. Reid had most recently been playing arena football in Oklahoma, but it's good to see him land in a good spot and two parties who could have drifted apart for the rest of their lives come together.

Good for both of them, but hearing from the pair on how this came about and where their relationship stands will be really interesting.