Report: Mike Gundy Staying in Oklahoma State

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    Tennessee targeted Mike Gundy. But apparently their attempts came up just short.

    According to long-time college football reporter Brett McMurphy, Gundy has decided to stay at Oklahoma State and turned down a six-year, $42 million offer from the Vols.

    McMurphy states that Gundy and Tennessee officials met in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, and Tennessee offered him a contract worth around $7 million a year. Gundy makes $4.2 million annually at Oklahoma State currently.

    But all that money wasn’t enough to pull Gundy away from Oklahoma State.

    This isn’t the first time Gundy has turned down the Vols either. Tennessee pursued him when they had a head coaching vacancy back in 2012, but Gundy rejected the Vols then too. Tennessee ended up hiring Butch Jones that time.

    Not long after McMurphy’s report came out, Gundy sent out this tweet:

    Where will Tennessee turn next? Fans will want USC offensive coordinator and former Vol quarterback Tee Martin to be the next call. Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm, North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren, and SMU head coach Chad Morris are other names that Tennessee is expected to look at as well.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.