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Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy May Be A Candidate At Oregon, According To Multiple Reports

Mike Gundy to Oregon? According to reports, the Oklahoma State head coach could be in play for the Ducks.

Before 2016, Oregon had been a top college football program for years under Mike Bellotti, Chip Kelly, and Mark Helfrich. After firing Helfrich, the Ducks may be targeting one of the Big 12's top coaches to take over the program: Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy.

While far from solid, a few people around the Cowboys program have floated the possibility. Former Oklahoma State Pat Jones, who helmed the program from 1984-1994, says he has heard that the Ducks are involved with Gundy.

Oklahoma City talk show host Jim Traber of The Sports Animal on WWLS has heard similar things. He says that Gundy turned down a huge offer from Baylor, which went on to hire Temple's Matt Rhule (who Oregon was also reportedly courting), but he may be interested in the Oregon opening.

Gundy, who runs a high-powered offense in Stillwater, would be a pretty interesting fit for Oregon. The Ducks are said to be willing to pay upwards of $10 million, though who knows if even a proven candidate like Gundy would command that kind of price tag. With 11 years and four 10-win seasons under his belt, he is definitely one of the most experienced and successful coaches available. And considering the clear tension between he and Oklahoma State mega-booster T. Boone Pickens, there is a chance he might like a change of scenery.