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Mike Gundy to interview with Tennessee

Bill Coleman - November 28, 2017 1:11 pm

Robert Allen with gopokes.com posted the following story this morning

Jimmy Hyams, insider and radio host and broadcast crew member at Tennessee has reported on Twitter that Tennessee has turned their attention to try and hire Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy. Go Pokes knows that Gundy will meet with Tennessee athletic director John Currie at 11 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) in Dallas. Gundy was in Oklahoma City recruiting on Monday and was asked by Tennessee to meet on that day but, Gundy told them he was busy. The two parties agreed to meet Tuesday in Dallas. Tennessee, after the debacle after trying to hire Greg Schiano, is in a desperate mode to come up with a suitable football coach for their program and fan base.

Gundy just finished his 13th season as the head football coach at Oklahoma State. He is the winningest football coach in Oklahoma State history with 113 wins versus 53 losses. Oklahoma State will be heading to a bowl game for a school record 12th straight year. As all Cowboy fans know, Gundy is one of their own as he played, served as an assistant coach and now the program’s head coach.

Gundy has been the target of other schools in the past including Tennessee, Arkansas, Baylor, and most recently Florida talked to him about the vacancy they just filled with Dan Mullen.

This time appears to be different in that the intensity on the Tennessee side is extreme. Gundy notified Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder of Tennessee interest on Monday in accordance on the terms of his new contract that he signed this summer. Oklahoma State officials have known about this situation for very close to 24 hours now.

 

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