Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has phone conversations with Tennessee

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has phone conversations with Tennessee

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has phone conversations with Tennessee

Mike Gundy has spent the last 13 years at Oklahoma State, but Tennessee is hoping to bring the charismatic football coach to Knoxville.

Tennessee is scrambling to fill their vacancy after firing head coach Butch Jones earlier this month. And according to both, the Vols are expected to throw a great deal of money at Gundy.

McMurphy states that a source told him that Gundy would "absolutely" take the Tennessee job and leave Oklahoma State while another source seemed to think the opposite.


No matter how toxic some might consider the environment in the Tennessee athletic department, it would be worth Gundy giving careful thought to the job.

Another option for Tennessee is USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin, who we've been told is in play for this job and has a legit shot at it. Martin has coached in the SEC as an assistant at Kentucky. A source also says UT has reached out to Purdue's Jeff Brohm and NC State's Dave Doeren. He's led Oklahoma State to 10 or more wins in five of the last eight seasons counting this season, and the Cowboys are now 9-3 this year. David Shaw and Jimbo Fisher each make $5.7 million per year, and there's no reason Gundy couldn't ask for that amount given his track record of success at Oklahoma State.

We will update as more news comes out.

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