But days after Jeff Long announced that he would actively begin searching for a new head football coach for the University of Arkansas there was still no official word on the progress of that search.
The hot rumor on Monday had Long traveling to Tulsa to meet with Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. It was also rumored that Gundy met on Sunday with a representative from Tennessee about the vacant head coaching position at that school.
Sources following the coaching search speculated that Gundy has his choice of taking the Arkansas job, the Tennessee job or remaining at Oklahoma State.
It is believed that Gundy wants more control of the football schedule at OSU preferring to avoid the high profile non-conference opponents preferred by athletic director Mike Holder.
Meanwhile longtime Boise, Idaho radio sports talk host Jeff Caves told the Razorback Nation he believes Boise State head coach Chris Petersen has an offer on the table from Arkansas that would double his current salary. Caves said it was highly unlikely, in his opinion, that Petersen would take that offer.
In a scheduled press conference Monday afternoon to discuss BSU's appearance in the upcoming Las Vegas Bowl Petersen did not mention and was not asked about an alleged offer from Arkansas.
One source told the Razorback Nation Monday night that Petersen had not officially turned the job down.
Keep in touch with KNWA/KARK and the Razorback Nation for continuing developments in the search for a new head football coach at the University of Arkansas.