What we all thought was going to happen, happened. Mike Gundy is staying at Oklahoma State.

Brett McMurphy reported Tennessee presented an offer of six years at $42 million to lure him to Knoxville.

Save a year at Baylor as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1996 and a few seasons with the same duties (plus wide receivers) at Maryland from 1997-2000, Gundy has spent his entire coaching and playing career in Stillwater with the Cowboys. Following the departure of Les Miles heading into the 2005 season, Gundy has led the Cowboy program.

Gundy’s record as a head coach is 113-53, including a 69-42 mark in Big 12 conference play. With their bowl game yet to go, Gundy has put together an impressive eight nine-win seasons with the Cowboys since taking over, with the chance to push that to nine with a bowl win.

His first year in 2005 has been the only year he failed to lead the program to at least 7 wins, which is a remarkable run for a first-time head coach.

What Gundy has built in Stillwater is impressive, which is precisely why when other programs, especially the last few seasons, have come to talk with Gundy about their opening, no one has been able to put together a package that makes him want to walk away.

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National columnist – Zach joined the staff in 2012…and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott’s writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.