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Oklahoma State football: Cowboys coach Mike Gundy a hot topic on coaching carousel

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Modified: December 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm •  Published: December 4, 2012

/articleid/3734574/1/pictures/1899418">Photo - Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy runs on to the field before a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State University (ISU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy runs on to the field before a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State University (ISU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Gundy is also represented by agent Jimmy Sexton, whose clients include NFL players Tim Tebow and Trent Richardson as well as college coaches Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, Jimbo Fisher and Steve Spurrier, among others. He has a history of floating clients’ names for other jobs in order to get a big pay raise. Sexton negotiated Gundy’s new contract last winter, a lucrative deal that earned him $3.275 million this season and goes through 2019.

Gundy became OSU’s all-time winningest coach this season and has taken the Cowboys to their greatest heights during his tenure. OSU captured its first Big 12 championship in 2011 and has posted a 48-16 record over the past five seasons.

OSU went 7-5 this season and finished tied for third in the Big 12 standings. The Cowboys will play Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1.

Staff Writer John Helsley contributed to this report.


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