Just days ago, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was weighing his options and the possibility to leaving the Cowboys for a brighter shade of orange at Tennessee.
Fast forward to Friday and the Pokes coach has reportedly received a raise from Oklahoma State for the 2018 season to $5 million, up from his previously scheduled pay grade of $4.325 million, according to Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World.
“Gundy, who made $4.2 million in 2017, was in line to make $4.325 million in 2018 under his current contract,” Cooper said. “Friday’s addendum includes an increase of $675,000 to reach the $5 million mark.”
Gundy elected to remain at Oklahoma State earlier this week after Tennessee reportedly offered the Pokes coach a six-year, $42 million deal with the Volunteers.
Earlier this year, Gundy and the Cowboys reached an agreement on a five-year, $22.25 million contract, which includes an annual $125,000 raise.
Gundy’s new $5 million salary places him on the edge of the top 10 nationally, as only 10 coaches in the country made at least $5 million in 2017, including two from the Big 12.
According to the report, Gundy would owe Oklahoma State before his contract expires has increased from $3 million to $5 million.
This story will be updated.
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