Report: Mike Gundy turns down big money from Tennessee, decides to stay at Oklahoma State
After the Greg Schiano debacle on Sunday, the Tennessee Volunteers went all in on their pursuit of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy.
However, according to a report from college football insider Brett McMurphy, Gundy and his mullet have decided to stay with the Cowboys, turning down Tennessee.
According to McMurphy’s sources, the Vols offered Gundy a six-year, $42 million deal — good for $7 million a year — but he said no:
Sources: Mike Gundy has decided to remain at Oklahoma State. He met w/Tennessee officials Tuesday in Dallas. Gundy reportedly had a 6-year, $42 million deal from Tennessee, but will remain at his alma mater https://t.co/m1igbKIEpx
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 29, 2017
Gundy even took to Twitter on Tuesday night to reaffirm his commitment to the Cowboys:
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) November 29, 2017
That obviously isn’t a great look for embattled AD John Currie, who missed on Schiano and other top candidates and will now once again go back to the drawing board.
Who emerges as the Vols’ top target next remains to be seen, but the longer the search goes on, the angrier Tennessee fans will get.
Meanwhile, everyone in Stillwater will breathe a sigh of relief, as The Mullet is staying at Oklahoma State for the time being.