Stillwater, OK, United States (4E Sports) – After speaking with SEC teams Arkansas and Tennessee about possibilities of filling their coaching vacancies, coach Mike Gundy has decided to stay with Oklahoma State, according to sources.
Last year, the Cowboys gave Gundy a four-year contract extension, extending his deal at Oklahoma State to eight years.
Also last year, the Cowboys had the best reason in school history with a 12-1 record and won the Fiesta Bowl after beating No. 4 Stanford.
This season, the Cowboys finished 7-5 and will tackle Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Gundy, who was quarterback at Oklahoma State from 1986-89, is the school’s all-time winningest coach with 66 wins to his credit.
Gundy’s went 4-7 in his first year with the Cowboys – his only losing season with the school – before turning the football program around.
“Mike Gundy has done an exceptional job, not only this season, but also since he was hired in January of 2005 in building a championship football program,” Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis said last year.
“He’s done it the right way. He demands his student-athletes give the same dedication and effort in the classroom as they do on the field,” Hargis added.