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Tennessee Is Reportedly Now Turning Its Focus To Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy wearing sunglasses.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys prepares his team to take on the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Vols are reportedly now going after the Oklahoma State coach.

A man has reportedly become the focus of Tennessee's head coaching search.

According to multiple reports, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has reportedly emerged as the top target for the Vols.

Tennessee insider Jimmy Hyams reports that Gundy has interviewed for the job.

Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel has also heard of the Gundy-to-Tennessee possibility, though he says the Cowboys' head coach wouldn't mesh well with Vols AD John Currie.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has been involved with the Tennessee job in past openings. He’s a proven winner, and his mullet and antics would likely be embraced by the Tennessee fan base. He and Currie would not be a good match, as they are about as similar as Donald Trump and Barack Obama. Gundy has been openly petulant with his bosses for years in Stillwater, which isn’t attractive to future employers (and Currie knows this well from his tenure in the Big 12). But Tennessee officials may not be making this decision with Currie’s preferences in mind. And, well, Gundy has won big – five seasons of double-digit victories in the past eight years. That could be six with a bowl win.

Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin are two other potential candidates.