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With Black Monday upon us, one of the more popular names on the coaching free agent market has surfaced again: ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, who will reportedly be willing to interview with teams for their head coaching jobs now that the season has finished according to CBS.
Gruden has been tied to a number of jobs over the last month in both the college and pro ranks, ranging from the University of Tennessee, to the Oakland Raiders (Gruden's old job), to seemingly every other potentially open position imaginable. But with all of the college jobs drying up (barring a coach leaving for a position in the NFL), Gruden's only recourse is the NFL, which is going to have a lot of openings in the next couple of days.
Gruden's discussions with teams are a staunch about-face from his public comments about being happy with ESPN for the long haul. Gruden signed a five-year contract extension with ESPN that began in September, and at the time, everyone seemed a little shocked that Gruden would seemingly take a step back from the endless coaching rumors related to him. Of course, before the extension even went into effect, Gruden mentioned that he'd return to coaching for the right opportunity. Could the Eagles, Chargers, or one of the host of other attractive teams in the market for a new coach be one of those right opportunities for Gruden? We'll see, but I think it's now a matter of when and not if this guy leaves the Monday Night Football booth.
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Despite insisting that he is happy with his role on Monday Night Football, Jon Gruden reportedly will begin interviewing with NFL teams for head coaching positions.
Jon Gruden will leave the Monday Night Football booth to
become the next head coach of the San Diego Chargers, predicts Daniel Jeremiah
of NFL Network.
Jon Gruden. This is the perfect opportunity for both
parties. Gruden gets a proven veteran quarterback in Phillip Rivers and a
decent amount of authority in player personnel, while the Chargers get a
big-name headline grabber...
According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, some people around the NFL are convinced Jon Gruden will get back into coaching this offseason and the one team that might be the right situation for him is the Philadelphia Eagles.
People around the NFL who know are convinced Jon Gruden is coming back to coaching this year, provided the right situation presents itself. I’ve...
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, former NFL head coach and current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden is open to interviewing for various head coaching vacancies around the league.
Despite public protestations he’s happy in his current position as a television analyst, Jon Gruden will interview with NFL teams for their head coaching position, according to people...
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, former NFL head coach and current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden is leaning towards staying in the broadcast booth.Hearing Jon Gruden now is leaning hard to staying at ESPN, turning down coaching feelers.— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) December 31, 2012With all the current head coaching vacancies, I get the feeling Gruden...
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports reports that ESPN analyst Jon Gruden will interview for NFL head coaching jobs this offseason, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Freeman adds that Gruden has been in contact with NFL teams and is expected to interview for jobs once the season has ended, which could be “as early as Monday.”
Gruden is still looking for the “right...
Sources are reporting that former Super Bowl winning head coach and current Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden may have an interest in returning to coach in the NFL as soon as the 2013 season, and could have his pick in several openings.
At the time of this article, eight coaches have already been fired or relieved of their duties. That is a quarter of the league before noon...
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is the latest to interview for the vacant head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.
Gruden, younger brother of former Oakland and Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden, said his interview Thursday at Cardinals headquarters was his first for a head coaching job with any NFL team. He said he may interview with the Philadelphia Eagles next...
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, Jon Gruden will interview with teams about their vacant Head Coaching positions. Here are the quotes: Despite public protestations he’s happy in his current position as a television analyst, Jon Gruden will interview with NFL teams for their head coaching position, according to people with knowledge of the The post Report: Jon Gruden Interested...
The NFL coaching carousel took full effect on Monday as seven coaches were hit with the axe, meaning there will be at least seven fresh faces guiding teams next fall.
Vacancies opened up in Arizona, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Philadelphia and San Diego, and there should be wild speculation abound as to potential candidates over the next few weeks.
Jon Gruden is a hot...
8:55 a.m.: Jon Gruden is the No. 1 coaching candidate on just about everybody’s wish list, and with the regular season finally over, his courting can officially begin.
While Gruden has said he plans to remain in the booth for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says Gruden and his cohorts have been drumming up interest in the former Raiders and Buccaneers...
When NFL coaching jobs open, the names Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher and Tony Dungy immediately surface as potential candidates.
Much more likely than any of those Super Bowl winners returning to the sideline for 2013 would be the hirings of more obscure assistant coaches such as Mike Zimmer, Mike McCoy and Gus Bradley.
And Jon Gruden's brother, Jay.
Sure, some of the best-known...