Will Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy be on the move after the 2012 season?
Mike Gundy and OSU still have three games remaining in the 2012 season.
According to sources a school has told Gundy that their job is his if he wants it. The school is on the verge of having an opening following the 2012 season.
A school that does have an opening and has been linked to Gundy is Arkansas. On Tuesday, Gundy responded to a question about the Arkansas job.
“I do not want to talk about speculative reports or other jobs,” Gundy told The Tulsa World.
As recently as two week's ago it appeared that OSU wouldn't try to put together a package to keep him, but now sources are indicating OSU is making an effort to keep Gundy including preparing to offer more money.
Gundy and OSU seem to be a perfect fit. Gundy grew up in the state playing quarterback at Midwest City High School and chose the Cowboys over Oklahoma and others out of high school. Gundy was a successful offensive coordinator under Les Miles at OSU and then replaced Miles when he left for LSU. However, it appears Gundy may have made OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder uncomfortable when he brought in agent Jimmy Sexton to negotiate his latest contract.
Last year, OSU to a 12-1 record including a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. The No. 3 Cowboys beat No. 4 Stanford 41-38. In addition, OSU ended an eight-game losing streak to Oklahoma when they blasted the Sooners 44-10.
Despite losing several key players off that squad and a rash of injuries at quarterback this season, Gundy has OSU at 6-3. They are basically one blown officiating mistake in the Texas game away form being 7-2.
OSU will host Texas Tech on Saturday. They travel to Norman on Nov. 24 to face OU and then close out the season at Baylor in Waco on Dec. 1. OSU has had five 10-win seasons in the school's history and Gundy has had a big hand in four of them, two as a player and two as a coach.