KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee's offensive coordinator position remains open, more than a month after Tyson Helton took the head coaching job at Western Kentucky.
According to a report from Oklahoma State's 247 Sports affiliate, GoPokes, Tennessee has extended an offer to Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator, Mike Yurcich. The report states that the offer comes with a "substantial bump in pay" compared to what he makes as Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator.
He has repeatedly declined to talk about the possibility. He told reporters in Memphis that his sole focus right now is leading Oklahoma State to a win in the Liberty Bowl.
"My job is to prepare this team for Missouri. It's that particular time of year where speculation occurs. It's occurred for several years in a row. I would just hate to take any time away, and any attention away, from our preparation," said Yurcich.
You can see that video on this page.
Yurcich has put together some potent offensive attacks in his six years as offensive coordinator at OSU.
He was nominated for the Broyles Award in 2016 ad 2017, which is presented to the nation’s top assistant coach.
Outside of his first season in Stillwater, the Cowboys have never been worse than 26th in the country, in total yards. In fact, Oklahoma State was number two in the country in total offense in 2017 (behind Oklahoma, led by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield).
The Cowboys have had a top-15 offense each of the last three seasons, and top-20 scoring offenses each of the last four seasons.
In 2018, OSU averaged nearly 500 yards per game, to go with nearly 40 points.
Click here to read Yurcich's file on Oklahoma State's athletics website.