Gundy, Justin Bieber have each other set as ringtones
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) If their ringtones are any indication, teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy are part of a mutual admiration society.
Bieber told Radio Disney last week that he uses Gundy's famed "Come after me! I'm a man! I'm 40!" speech as his phone ringtone. Bieber says he watched the video of the 2007 rant "and I thought it was funny so I set it as my ringtone for everything."
On Monday, Gundy's cell phone rang during a news conference and the ringtone was Bieber's hit, "Baby."
Gundy said he changed his ringtone on Sunday because "I figured if he was going to use my ringtone then I should start to use his ringtone. Asked if he's a fan of Bieber, who performed at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Gundy quipped, "I am now."
Gundy joked that he would encourage Bieber to purchase a suite at Boone Pickens Stadium.
"I would prefer that he would come and sing and perform a concert here and buy a suite," Gundy said. "We still have some available."
Gundy's rant came after a column about possible reasons for then-starting quarterback Bobby Reid's demotion appeared in an Oklahoma City newspaper. The coach used his entire postgame news conference after a win over Texas Tech to berate the columnist. It gained national attention and became a YouTube staple.
Gundy spoke Monday while addressing the hiring of new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn and running backs coach Jemal Singleton.