LSU is showing coach Ed Orgeron the door less than two years removed from winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and Lane Kiffin and James Franklin are two of the hottest names being discussed throughout the college football landscape to replace Orgeron. But CBS Sports’ college football reporter Dennis Dodd has a sleeper candidate that should not be dismissed: Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy.
“Don’t discount Mike Gundy,” Dodd said recently on CBS Sports HQ. “I’m not saying he’s getting the job. I’m saying he’d be interested. There are people in his camp who are very upset that he makes about $800,000 less than Gary Patterson at TCU. They’d argue that Mike Gundy has accomplished more at Oklahoma State than Gary Patterson has.”
Gundy, 54, has been at Oklahoma State as head coach in 2005. The Cowboys attained an overall 147-67 mark under Gundy, including eight AP Top 25 finishes. Oklahoma State finished at No. 3 in the AP rankings during the 2011 season.
The school announced Friday that Gundy was getting a new extension. The new agreement keeps Gundy on a five-year, recurring deal with Oklahoma State, according to a release from the university. More details are to be announced at a later date.