UPDATE: Arkansas hires Wisconsin’s Bielema, not Gundy
By: Chris Breece for KFSM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas has confirmed Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema will be the next head football coach for the Razorbacks, not OSU Coach Mike Gundy.
Social media sites were buzzing Tuesday with speculation Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy was close to being named the next head coach at Arkansas.
According to our Arkansas affiliate, KFSM, Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has made an offer to Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy and that Gundy has until Wednesday to decide.
Reports also indicate Gundy has told his team he is considering offers from both Tennessee and Arkansas.
Gundy’s name has been linked to both the Arkansas and Tennessee jobs but it was widely speculated that he would not leave his Alma mater.
Gundy was a quarterback at Oklahoma State from 1986 to 1989 and has had a hand in four of the five 10-win seasons in the school’s history.
Oklahoma State finished the 2012 regular season with a 7-5 record, culminating with a trip to the Heart Of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1.