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Tennessee reportedly prepared to offer Mike Gundy over $8M/year

The alleged offer of $8.4M per year would make Gundy the third-highest paid coach in College Football.

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According to multiple reports, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has drawn interest from Tennessee regarding the vacant coaching job. Unless you’ve been living under a rock this morning, you’re already aware of that fact.

What you might not know is that Tennessee is reportedly prepared to double Gundy’s yearly salary of $4.2M.

A yearly salary of $8.4M would make Gundy the third-highest paid coach in all of college football, behind Alabama’s Nick Saban ($11.1M) and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney ($8.5M), according to USA Today.

$8.4M a year is a massive amount of money to do anything, but if that is actually the number that Tennessee is throwing at Gundy, I start to wonder if he’s able to turn that down. Would anybody really blame him for doubling his salary? Would anybody realistically turn that down? I’m not sure you would. Not sure I would, either.