Mike Gundy is one in all university football`s longest-tenured head coaches, however he nearly bolted for the NFL a decade ago.

Per Tulsa World's Kelly Hines, the Oklahoma State head teach stated he interviewed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training task following the 2011 season

.Following considerable talks with the NFL organization, Gundy determined to live put.

The Buccaneers nevertheless went the university route, hiring Greg Schiano from Rutgers. He lasted  years earlier than

they opted for extra NFL enjoy with Lovie Smith from 2014-15 and longtime offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter from 2016-18.

Bruce Arians, with a prime help from Tom Brady, snapped the franchise's 12-season playoff drought and gained the Super Bowl in 2020.

Following Arians' retirement this offseason, Todd Bowles represents Tampa Bay's 7th head teach withinside the final 15 years.

On the alternative hand, Gundy has stayed at Oklahoma State the whole time. The Cowboys have published a triumphing report every 12 months on

the grounds that his 2nd season in 2006. Currently ranked No. eight withinside the kingdom at 5-0, they are poised to increase that streak.

Gundy's crew gets examined with 4 directly video games in opposition to presently ranked opponents, beginning with Saturday's conflict at No. thirteen TCU.