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Mike Gundy staying with Oklahoma State after being offered Tennessee job

Gundy will remain the coach of his alma mater.

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Despite being offered the head coaching job with the Tennessee Volunteers, Mike Gundy will remain in Stillwater. Gundy will remain as head coach of the Pokes, according to Brett McMurphy.

As his tweet says, Tennessee made him a handsome offer of $7 million per year for six years. However, staying at his alma mater is evidently Gundy’s aim and priority. One can’t certainly blame him for that, as he’s been there for 13 seasons and is arguably their best coach ever.

Gundy himself tweeted that he was a “Cowboy For Life!” which all but confirms his decline of the job.

Things now certainly will get interesting for the Vols. Bruce Feldman reported earlier that while Gundy was a priority, Jeff Brohm (Purdue Boilermakers) and Dave Doeren (N.C. State Wolfpack) were also rumored to be in the mix for the job. They will have to move swiftly to try and get something done now.