ESPN is reporting that Gundy has already talked to the Vols in a phone interview and Oklahoma City media reports say he will be meeting with them in Dallas on Tuesday. The university has had conversations with Gundy's representatives, according to the report. OSU officials have reportedly known about this situation for close to 24 hours now.
Gundy would be a huge get for a Tennessee program in desperate need of a big-name hire. He has had some friction with his athletic director over the years, and Tennessee could certainly pay him a lot more than the $4 million salary he's getting now.
Feldman also reports the Volunteers reached out to Purdue's Jeff Brohm and North Carolina State's Dave Doeren.
Gundy, an Oklahoma native and Oklahoma State alum, has spent the majority of his career working in his home state.
The former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach had previously worked as a defensive assistant at Penn State under former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of child molestation stemming from his tenure with the Nittany Lions in 2012.
"Sources said Gundy has had "frustrations" in the past with Oklahoma State's administration, especially with his most recent contract negotiations", McMurphy reported.
The 50-year-old is a native Oklahoman and starred at quarterback for the Cowboys from 1986 to 1989.