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Nine of 10 OSU football assistant unaffected by cutbacks

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Wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn addresses the wide receivers after the Oklahoma State Football spring practice in Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday April 20, 2019. 

According to Scott Wright of the Oklahoman, nine primary assistant coaches on the Oklahoma State football team remained unaffected by the massive pay cuts throughout the athletic department.

The cutbacks affected 232 of the 241 employees in the athletic department including 10 layoffs. However, the nine football assistant coaches that are under contract did not have a reduction in their salary.

The only assistant to take a reduction is cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie received a 20% cut because he is the only assistant in the primary 10 that is not under contract.

Football coach Mike Gundy, men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton and athletic director Mike Holder received the biggest pay cuts at 25%. Gundy’s pay cut is added to the $1 million deduction he took earlier in the summer.

According to a release from the athletic department on Wednesday 16 of the 25 contracted employees agreed to take voluntary pay cuts. The cutbacks took $13 million out of the athletics budget.