Landing Gundy would be a serious get for either program, and a major slap in the face to Oklahoma State team owner, T. Boone Pickens.
(It is fun to watch T. Boone take on Jerry Jones out-stupid each other as they spend their discretionary income on their respective alma mater's college athletic teams.)
Why would Gundy, who played at Okie State and has become a massive success turning the Cowboys into a power, leave Stillwater?
Because for all of the success Oklahoma State has had in recent seasons, it's not the University of Oklahoma. Gundy, and T. Boone, have turned OSU into a very good job, but it's not OU.
Leaving Okie State for Arkansas almost feels like a lateral move. Arkansas is as difficult, if not more so, than Oklahoma State.
Leaving Okie State for Tennessee, which should own Memphis in recruiting and thus be a top 10 team, has some logic to it.
Gundy's interviews could merely just be a leverage ploy for more cash, or the opportunity to land the big job of the big flagship state school.
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