STILLWATER - The statewide nightmare is over, Mike Gundy is staying at Oklahoma State. Gundy more or less made the news official Tuesday night, with a tweet that said, "Cowboy For Life!"

College football insider Brett McMurphy first reported that Gundy was staying and not going to Tennessee.

McMurphy said The Volunteers offered him a 6-year, $42-million deal, about $3-million more per year than what he is making at OSU.

The Cowboys will play in a bowl game for the 12th year in a row this season.

Gundy has been the head coach at his alma mater since 2005.