Report: Tennessee has turned focus of coaching search toward Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy

The coaching search at Tennessee continues, and now, the Vols are reportedly putting their focus on one particular coach.

According to Jimmy Hyams of WNML, Tennessee has turned the focus of the coaching search toward Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. Hyams tweeted that three sources told him that the Vols have interviewed Gundy, perhaps in Dallas, and that they offered Gundy the job in 2012, but he declined.

Gundy has been Oklahoma State’s head coach since 2005, and he has been on the Cowboys’ staff since 2001, as well as from 1990-95. He also served as an assistant at Baylor and Maryland.

Over 13 seasons as Oklahoma State head coach, Gundy has compiled a 113-53 record. The Cowboys are 9-3 this season.

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell signed a contract extension and Duke coach David Cutcliffe turned down the Tennessee job, eliminating a pair of potential candidates. The Vols had reached an agreement with Greg Schiano on Sunday, but backlash from fans, boosters and others prevented it from going through.

Hyams also tweeted a list of other potential candidates, which included the following:

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