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Mike Gundy's impact on coaches

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We're just trying to lighten the mood a bit here.

Mike Gundy's true legacy in college football will be taking his Oklahoma State program to heights it has never seen before, training a top flight crop of coaches and significantly improving the lives of countless Oklahoma State students. Larry Fedora, Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken are some of the names you already know, but there's one more we're here to ensure you are aware of.

Robert Matthews worked in various roles on the Oklahoma State offensive staff, as well as director of recruiting, from 2006-09. After a two-year stop at Southern Miss, Matthews has served as South Alabama's offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

Matthews' success his is undoubtedly indebted to the wisdom Gundy imparted in four years on the Cowboys' staff.

Gundy also taught him how to dance, and we have the video evidence to prove it.

Exhibit A: Gundy after Oklahoma State's 2011 win at Texas A&M.

Exhibit B: Matthews after South Alabama's defeat of Western Kentucky on Saturday.

I sought out @FootballScoop's opinion of Matthews' moves and he added, "You don't just learn that on your own, coaches can only pull that move off after learning from a jedi master like Mike."

If you're looking for good content, check out the entire video of the Jags' win over the Hilltoppers. I'd say they're pretty excited.