Report: Gundy Declines Comment on Arkansas Job


FAYETTEVILLE — Texas Christian coach Gary Patterson was asked about Arkansas rumors during the Big 12 teleconference on Monday and offered this response: "I don't think there's anything to that."

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had even less to say about the Razorbacks, according to Jimmie Tramel of the Tulsa World.

"Gundy was asked Monday about reports that have linked him to Arkansas. He declined comment, saying he does not want to talk about speculative reports or other jobs."

It's a peculiar answer on the surface — especially if the coach has no interest in the position (or doesn't want his name linked to it). Admittedly, I don't know Gundy's history with the media when asked about other jobs. So he may say "no comment" to any question on the subject as part of his policy on how to handle such situations. Oklahoma State is still working its way through the season so, just like with Patterson, there's little a coach really say at this point. All of it is important to keep in mind.

But Gundy is one of three coaches in the Big 12 who have been connected to the Arkansas job, joining Patterson and Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville. Gundy — an Oklahoma State alum — is 65-33 in his eight-year tenure with the Cowboys. It included a 12-win season and the program's first appearance in a Bowl Championship Series game in 2011.

Gundy was rewarded with a contract extension to 2019 after the season. The net worth of his Oklahoma State deal is $29.725 million, according to the Tulsa World.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau