Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has agreed to the framework of an eight-year contract that extends his current deal by four years. The school’s president Burns Hargis and athletic director Mike Holder announced the extension on Saturday, though details are still being finalized. Gundy’s contract is still subject to the approval of the Board of Regents.
The deal is reported to be worth $30 million over eight years, which is an average value of $3.75 million per season.
Gundy’s Cowboys are currently ranked third in the nation, as they just missed the BCS title game this year. They beat No. 4-ranked Stanford 41-38 in overtime on Monday night in the Fiesta Bowl. Oklahoma State finished the season 12-1 and won the Big 12 championship.
While he may be most known for this rant that sparked a ton of attention and media coverage, he’s actually one heck of a coach.
The 44-year-old just finished up his seventh season at Oklahoma State, and he has a record of 59-30. He’s a graduate of OSU, and he played quarterback there in the late 80s. His only experience as a head coach has come with his alma mater, as he took over when Les Miles left for LSU in 2004.
Gundy is already second on the school’s career victory list, three behind Pat Jones who was the head coach from 1984-94.