Tennessee’s search for a new head coach has focused on Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy. We’ll be here all day with the latest information on the Vols’ pursuit of Gundy, complete with live updates on this post. Keep it here and refresh often.
11/27/17: 8:37 PM: Gundy has turned Tennessee down, per McMurphy.
Sources: Mike Gundy has decided to remain at Oklahoma State. He met w/Tennessee officials Tuesday in Dallas. Gundy reportedly had a 6-year, $42 million deal from Tennessee, but will remain at his alma mater https://t.co/m1igbKIEpx— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 29, 2017
11/27/17: 2:38 PM: The pitch has been made by John Currie, per Chris Low of ESPN. Now we wait. I wouldn’t expect too much action tonight as Gundy sleeps on it.
Tennessee AD John Currie has made his pitch to Mike Gundy today in Dallas. Oklahoma State is home for Gundy, but he talked last week by phone with Peyton Manning and was impressed. Vols are prepared to make Gundy one of the SEC’s highest paid coaches if he takes the job.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) November 28, 2017
11/28/17: 1:50 PM: McMurphy confirms that Gundy spoke with Florida officials about the Gators’ head coaching job.
While reporting Mike Gundy & Tennessee story, I have confirmed Florida officials had discussions w/Gundy. Former OSU coach Pat Jones said Monday UF had offered Gundy the job before hiring Dan Mullen— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 28, 2017
11/28/17: 1:30 PM: No decision is expected today from Gundy, per McMurphy.
Sources: No decision expected today from Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy concerning Tennessee job. The latest: https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 28, 2017
Volquest confirms that report here.
11/28/17: 1:30 PM: A University of Tennessee plane is set to take off for Stillwater. This was confirmed by John Brice.
In fact, a University of Tennessee jet – tail number N111UT – is scheduled to depart imminently for Stillwater, Okla. (Publication of this article was at 1:30 PM ET)
11/28/17: 12:58 PM: Bruce Feldman confirms the noise around Gundy and Tennessee. He reports that the Vols would have to pay around six million to land Gundy, which would be a pay raise north of 1.5 million for Gundy.
#Tennessee is focusing in on #okstate's Mike Gundy. Would expect #Vols might have to pay around $6 million or more to get him to leave his set-up in Stillwater & his alma mater. If not, keep an eye on Dave Doeren & Jeff Brohm: https://t.co/Vu8AgKMLvR— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 28, 2017
11/28/17: Noon: Peyton Manning has pitched Mike Gundy on the Tennessee job.
Sources: Among the conversations b/w Tennessee & Mike Gundy before today included a call from Peyton Manning making a pitch for Gundy to come to UT— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 28, 2017
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.
11/28/17, 9:02 AM: Jimmy Hyams got the ball rolling with a report that Tennessee had turned their search to Mike Gundy.
With Duke's David Cutcliffe and Iowa State's Matt Campbell out of the picture, Tennessee has turned its coaching search focus to Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. Three sources told me UT has interviewed Gundy, perhaps in Dallas. UT offered Gundy in 2012 but he said declined.— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 28, 2017