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OSU football: How good can the Cowboy defense be? Texas' Tom Herman says 'they’re as good as it gets'

STILLWATER — If you or someone you know plays defense for Oklahoma State, stop reading now.

The OSU defense is really good.

But that’s the last thing coach Mike Gundy wants them to know.

Gundy wants his defenders believing they CAN BE good. But he doesn’t want them thinking they ARE good.

The difference is slight but vital.

“If our defense will stay humble and keep practicing good — they’re really practicing good,” Gundy said. “I’m trying to get them to ignore the outside sources telling them how good they are.

“They’re gaining some confidence.