Gruden: No offer to coach Vols

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 28, 2012
Jon Gruden says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns. Memphis TV station WREG reported Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a piece of the Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam - brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Their father, Jim, played on Tennessee's 1951 national championship team. Gruden, a former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst, said Wednesday on ESPN's ''Mike & Mike In The Morning'' show there is ''no truth'' to the report. Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis says the report is ''completely erroneous.'' Tennessee didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press. Tennessee is looking to replace Derek Dooley, who was fired on Nov. 18.
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