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Gundy: SI Investigative Report Making 'Zero' Impact

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy maintains the five-part investigative SI series hasn't made an impact on the Sooners' recruiting efforts. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy maintains the five-part investigative SI series hasn't made an impact on the Sooners' recruiting efforts. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

The recent five-part investigative series produced by SI detailed alleged rules violations involving fake jobs, cash handouts, a lax drug suspension program, academic violations and sex offered to recruits, among other things.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy told Fox Sports Southwest the allegations have not affected recruiting and don't even enter the conversation.

"We had 20 players committed. Now we have 21. We don't even hear about it anymore," Gundy said. "They don't ever bring it up.

"I think I may have gotten four questions from parents over that, and I think it got to a point where it became somewhat comical for them. In fact, most of them never even saw the last two issues or copies or whatever it's called in the series."

The five-part series generated from interviews with at least 64 former players over a 10-month period. ESPN later revealed some factual inaccuracies and a number of former players criticized the report, though many national analysts reacted without surprise.

Gundy's comments come a week after Oklahoma State fell to a West Virginia team that beat William & Mary by a touchdown and lost to Maryland, 37-0. The Cowboys (3-1, 0-1) dropped 10 spots to No. 21 in the AP poll and host Kansas State on Saturday.