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.
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
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.
Cowboy For Life! #GoPokes #okstate— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) November 29, 2017
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.