Mike Gundy requests permanent towers

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Coach Mike Gundy is asking for permanent video towers to be built at Oklahoma State after the fatal accident last week at Notre Dame.

The Cowboys currently use the same sort of lifts that are common for many college football teams. One tipped over at Notre Dame last week in gusty winds, resulting in the death of a student camera operator.

Gundy says that accident scared him, and convinced him that permanent structures should be built. He says it's common for winds to be steady at a reasonable speed during practice, and then a stronger gust will come out of nowhere.

Gundy said Monday that he hadn't proposed the idea to athletic director Mike Holder yet, but thinks the structures could be added to plans for new fields.