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Oklahoma State Football: Mike Gundy Signs Long-Term Extension

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Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy and his mullet will remain on the Cowboys sidelines for the foreseeable future.

On Tuesday, the university announced that it has agreed to a long-term extension with the veteran head coach which will now be subject to the Board of Regents.

It is a five-year deal for Gundy which will pay him around $4.2 million a year, according to the university.

“Coach Gundy loves his alma mater and is passionate about success both athletically and academically,” said Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis in a statement on the school’s official website. “He is a strong leader and motivator who gets the very best out of players, coaching colleagues and the organization.

“He runs the program the right way, graduates players and creates a positive culture built around responsibility and accountability,” Hargis said. “I am excited for the future of Oklahoma State football under the leadership of Coach Gundy.”

Gundy has gone 104-50 during his time at Oklahoma State and is the winningest head coach in school history.

“I’m very pleased with the new contract because it reflects our mutual commitment and long-term vision to take our football program to an even higher level in the years to come,” said Gundy. “I appreciate the support and confidence of President Hargis and Coach Holder in me to continue to lead this program for many years to come.”

Oklahoma State opens its 2017 campaign on Thursday, Aug. 31 against Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

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