Tennessee, Arkansas courting Gundy?
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Citing unnamed sources, a Rivals (Volquest.com) site devoted to Tennessee athletics reported that Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy would be interviewed Sunday for the Volunteers’ head coaching position.
“I believe rumors are true,” OSU radio sideline reporter Robert Allen tweeted Sunday. “Gundy interviewing, but looking for program control most in his position have and he should. OSU needs to do it.”
Gundy’s name also has been mentioned in connection to the vacancy at Arkansas. Asked earlier this season about reports that linked him to the Arkansas job, Gundy declined comment and indicated he did not want to talk about other jobs or speculative reports.
Now that the regular season is over -- OSU was beaten 41-34 at Baylor in a regular season finale -- the time is ripe for the “recruitment” of Gundy to be in full swing.
A source close to Gundy suggested that the coach could be in discussions with Tennessee and Arkansas.
Gundy is a former OSU quarterback who last season guided the Cowboys to a school-record 12 wins and an inaugural BCS bowl appearance. During the course of this season, he became the winningest football coach in his alma mater’s history.
After the 2011 season, agent Jimmy Sexton negotiated Gundy an eight-year contract extension worth 25.525 million, with an additional 4.2 million in a retirement package.
Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy reacts during OSU's game at Baylor on Saturday. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World