Clutch the pearls! It seems the story about Tennessee offering Jon Gruden a stake in the Cleveland Browns to coach the Vols may have been somewhat untrue. Gruden himself went on Mike and Mike Wendsday morning to deny the already implausible story.
"Appearing on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show on Wednesday morning, former
NFL coach Jon Gruden shot down a report out of Memphis that he had an
offer in-hand to become the next football coach at the University of
Memphis TV station WREG-3's Glenn Carver announced on their newscast
Tuesday night that the former Tampa Bay coach had a deal and that an
announcement on his hiring could be made as soon as Wednesday.
"I'm just trying to focus on keeping the job I have," Gruden told the ESPN hosts."
The part about Gruden being offered a stake in the Browns also has gone throught the ringer a bit.
"One of the provisions claimed by the report to be a part of that deal
was that Gruden would receive a small ow...