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    12:55 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
    • Current Oklahoma State Mike Gundy is the latest coach rumored to come to Arkansas as the next head coach.
        
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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- Current Oklahoma State Mike Gundy is the latest coach rumored to come to Arkansas as the next head coach.

    Jeff Long is currently in Little Rock for the announcement of the Broyles Award winner. That announcement is expected at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Peabody.

    It's been over a week since Long said he hoped to make a decision on the next head coach in the next "10-12 days." That would mean an announcement would be expected Wednesday (Dec. 5) - Sunday (Dec. 9).

    According to KFSM, our CBS affiliate, multiple sources have confirmed that Long met with Gundy on Monday and Gundy has until Wednesday to decide whether or not to accept the offer.

    Gundy is most noted for his tirade directed at a reporter five years ago who was critical of one of his players.

    Gundy has been the head coach at OSU since 2005. However, he has worked with the school since 1990. He left in 1996 to be the quarterbacks coach at Baylor. He was the wide receivers coach at Maryland from 1997-2000.

    Gundy is 66-35 has a head coach. He currently makes $3.75 million at Oklahoma State. He's been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2010, Paul "Bear" Bryant Award in 2011 and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award in 2011.

    UPDATE (from USA TODAY - 1:38PM EST December 4. 2012)
    Arkansas is close to hiring a coach, but it's not Mike Gundy.

    A person familiar with the search process who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject said the school is nearing an announcement but said, contrary to several reports, it is not Gundy. The person would not identify the prospective hire.

    Arkansas did not retain interim coach John L. Smith after finishing 4-8 this season. Smith had replaced Bobby Petrino, who was fired last April amid scandal.

    Gundy, in his eighth season as Oklahoma State's head coach, has been linked to the opening at Tennessee as well as at Arkansas.

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