The Tennessee Volunteers have been on a tumultuous and dramatic head coach hunt since firing Butch Jones, and this week that coaching hunt dove into the Big 12. It was previously reported yesterday that the Tennessee organization had reached out to Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy about the available SEC position.
Late Wednesday night, Gundy made his decision on the matter official, tweeting out that he was in fact a “Cowboy for life” after meeting with Tennessse’s representatives. Gundy will be staying with the Cowboys after turning down Tennessee’s six-year, $42 million offer.
This is not the first time Gundy has been sought out for vacant head coach positions. Gundy was a name thrown in the hat this season for the Florida position, as well as the Baylor job last season. Tennessee also reached out to Gundy five years ago when they were searching for a head coach at that time.
It seems that the Tennessee head coach hunt has taken yet another turn, and the search continues on, and Gundy’s mullet will still be see on the sidelines in Stillwater this coming season.