With the news whirlwind of Brad Underwood’s departure for Illinois yet to settle, why not hear from current OSU baseball coach Josh Holliday about what he thinks?
Besides, John Smith was in St. Louis for the NCAA Championships and Mike Gundy was probably out honing his amateur herpetological skills.
Since Holliday was in Stillwater for his Cowboys sixth-straight win, why not pick his brain on the biggest news in town?
Following the Cowboys 7-2 home win over Northwestern State, Holliday was asked about another sport, another coach.
Here’s part of what he had to say from an article in the O’Colly.
“I could hear it in the stands the whole game,” said Holliday on the Underwood chatter. “Was quite a talking point.”
It was all of the talking points on Saturday as an entire fan base reacted to the staggering news with disdain, confusion and the ever-present call for an alumnus to finally head back home.
Holliday knows all about that. In fact, between he, Mike Gundy and John Smith, former Cowboys seem to be the standard for success at OSU.
“If there’s a place he belongs that’s not here, then good luck to him,” said Holliday. “We’ll hire somebody here that’ll be great, just like when we hired him, we thought we got the greatest coach in the world. Best of luck to him, and our administration will hire someone who will come in here and do a great job.”
Holliday recognizes the business side of things, as well.
“It is what it is,” he said. “It’s college sports. No need to hang your head over it, though. It’s the kids that play the games. We could turn around, walk out of here tomorrow. This program belongs to the kids. That’s the same way our basketball program is, and the kids that are in it will do fine, and we’ll hire a great coach.”