It's been one year since Mike Gundy's mullet dominated chatter at Big 12 Media Days. It won't be as big of a talking point at the event this week — while it's still gorgeous, the shock factor is gone — but his "Arkansas waterfall" will still get attention.
The Oklahoma State football coach initially grew the mullet last summer as a joke with his sons.
"I said, 'If you keep bothering me, I'm not going to cut it.' So, I let it go now for a couple months," Gundy said last July of his son Gage telling him to cut it. "He wears on me every day. So now I'm kind of enjoying it."
Though Gundy is still enjoying it, he does have one concern: The mullet becoming bigger than the team.
“My concern for it now is that it becomes a bigger deal than our team," he told USA Today. "That’s what I don’t want. There’s some dilemma of actually what to do. But once we get closer to August, I don’t want to take away from our team.”
When you're worried about the mullet being bigger than a team that should contend for the Big 12 championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff, you know you have a legendary mullet.
Gundy and Oklahoma State open the 2017 season Thursday, Aug. 31, at home vs. Tulsa.