Oklahoma State's Gundy eyed for Tennessee coaching spot


Whether it's the desire to get rid of Butch Jones or their distaste for a potential Greg Schiano hire, several messages painted on The Rock have blown up on social media in recent weeks.

Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports the OSU Head Coach is now a target of UT.

Gundy was rumored to be a candidate the last time the Tennessee job was open in 2012. But someone with very deep ties to another program, and no connection to Tennessee, has surfaced.

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With his $4.2 million salary, Gundy is just barely in the top 20 highest-paid coaches in college football.

ESPN is reporting that Gundy has already talked to the Vols in a phone interview and Oklahoma City media reports say he will be meeting with them in Dallas on Tuesday.

Current WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen came to WVU after being under Gundy for one season as his offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. He is the longest-tenured and winningest coach in Cowboys' history and hasn't had a losing season since his first year in Stillwater, Okla. But a poor record against rival Oklahoma, and not ever taking the next step to legitimate national title contention, could be a source of frustration for all involved at Oklahoma State. The biggest question is if he wants to leave his alma mater, and that seems to be on the table in a way it probably hasn't been before.