Just how tight or loosely attached has been the difficult part to figure out.
Yesterday’s coaching search news was a joke. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was both Arkansas and Tennessee’s next coach before he wasn’t, which was about 30 minutes later at most, and Louisville coach Charlie Strong was later deemed to be the frontrunner for the Vols coaching gig.
The drama surrounding Tennessee’s coaching job continued into Wednesday morning. CBSSports reported that Gundy was offered the job, although ESPN’s Brett McMurphy later reported that Gundy was staying with Oklahoma State. Strong is also reportedly working on a new contract with Louisville. UL athletic director Tom Jurich has already gone on the record to say he’ll make Strong the wealthiest coach in college football if need be.
However, there’s been no official word from either the Gundy or Strong camp about their intentions moving forward.
Where would Tennessee go from here if the Vols are unable to land Gundy or Strong? Your guess is as good as mine, although I hear Mario Cristobal is available.
Just kidding. Sort of.