Jon Gruden

head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL Jon Gruden

Jon David Gruden is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN, and will be leaving that post soon to become the Head Coach at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. GO VOLNATION. COM!!! Previously, he was the head coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that won Super Bowl XXXVII, defeating the Oakland Raiders, whom he had left at the end of the previous season.
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NFL notes: League says Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Jon Gruden
LATimes - about 1 month
The NFL said Friday that the Oakland Raiders complied with the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach. The league said a review found the Raiders conducted “bona fide” interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for Jack Del Rio, who was fired after...
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Group calls on NFL to see if Raiders violated 'Rooney Rule' with Jon Gruden hire - ESPN
Google News - about 1 month
ESPN Group calls on NFL to see if Raiders violated 'Rooney Rule' with Jon Gruden hire ESPN The Fritz Pollard Alliance is calling on the NFL to investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. Fritz Pollard Alliance counsel Cyrus Mehri and N. Jeremi Duru issued a statement Wednesday ... Diversity group calls for NFL to investigate Raiders for possible Rooney Rule violationWashington Post Fritz Pollard Alliance asks whether Oakland Raiders violated Rooney Rule hiring Jon GrudenUSA TODAY Group urging NFL minority hiring questions Raiders' Jon Gruden hiring processThe Mercury News Yahoo Sports -Sacramento Bee (blog) -Deadspin -SFGate all 113 news articles »
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'The Herd': Five reasons why Jon Gruden to Raiders will work, and well
Fox News - about 1 month
Colin Cowherd things it won't take long for Gruden to turn around Oakland.
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Raiders coach Jon Gruden announces hiring of Greg Olson as offensive coordinator
LATimes - about 1 month
New Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden announced Tuesday that he had hired Rams’ quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as offensive coordinator. Olson, working with coach Sean McVay and offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, helped quarterback Jared Goff develop into a top-10 passer this season. Gruden, who...
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Oakland Raiders officially announce Jon Gruden hired as head coach
Fox News - about 2 months
The Oakland Raiders announced Saturday night that they had officially hired Jon Gruden for a second stint as the team's head coach.
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Is Jon Gruden worth a $100 million contract? -
Google News - about 2 months Is Jon Gruden worth a $100 million contract? Danny Kanell, Colin Cowherd, Mark Schlereth and Eric Dickerson discuss if Jon Gruden is worth the reported 10-year $100 million contract Oakland has reportedly offered. Are there other coaches who might warrant this type of contract? CBK · Horizon ... Raiders' radio voice: 'This coaching staff turned on Derek Carr'Washington Post Jon Gruden brings excitement to Raiders, but questions Raiders coaching staff reportedly turned on Derek Carr late in the USA TODAY -Chicago Tribune -New York Times -Sporting News all 297 news articles »
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Jon Gruden to Be Introduced as the Raiders’ Coach on Tuesday, Reports Say
NYTimes - about 2 months
Gruden, 54, has been out of coaching for nine years, serving as the lead analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” telecast.
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Raiders hire Jon Gruden to be their head coach once again, reports say
LATimes - about 2 months
Jon Gruden will be announced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders at a press conference on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Gruden is said to have agreed to a 10-year deal worth more than $100 million with the team he coached from 1998-2001. During that time, the Raiders won...
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Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Raiders Get Their Man but Lose Their Soul - Bleacher Report
Google News - about 2 months
Bleacher Report Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Raiders Get Their Man but Lose Their Soul Bleacher Report The Raiders betray the spirit of Al Davis, a slow-moving coaching carousel and who might be the playoffs' biggest wild card. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1. Raiders Turn Their Backs on the Rooney Rule. When the late Al Davis hired ... Jon Gruden mocks Stephen A. and ESPN report on his way outNew York Post Readers react to the possibility of Jon Gruden becoming Raiders Raiders positional needs: No. 5, linebackerThe Mercury News -Sports Illustrated -For The Win -FanSided all 76 news articles »
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Raiders fire Jack Del Rio after disappointing season, signs point to Jon Gruden as next coach - ESPN
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ESPN Raiders fire Jack Del Rio after disappointing season, signs point to Jon Gruden as next coach ESPN ALAMEDA, Calif. -- All signs point to Jon Gruden becoming the Oakland Raiders next head coach, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, ending his three-year tenure after a ... Chargers rout Raiders 30-10, miss playoffs; Del Rio firedUSA TODAY Disappointing season didn't stop Raiders fans from showing up in LALos Angeles Times Weekend Sports in BriefWashington Post The Mercury News -SFGate -LA Daily News all 575 news articles »
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Raiders reportedly really want Jon Gruden back, perhaps with an ownership stake
Chicago Times - about 2 months
Trader's remorse? The Oakland Raiders reportedly want Jon Gruden, the coach they traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, so badly that they are pursuing the ESPN analyst with an offer that includes an ownership stake in the team.Gruden, who won a Super Bowl after that trade to Tampa Bay, has...
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It's 'Grumors' time again: Will ESPN's Jon Gruden return to coaching this time? - Washington Post
Google News - about 2 months
Washington Post It's 'Grumors' time again: Will ESPN's Jon Gruden return to coaching this time? Washington Post Here we go again. With only a week to go in the NFL's regular season, those Grumors, the ones about Jon Gruden leaving the ESPN “Monday Night Football” booth to return to coaching, are heating up again. This time, Gruden is reportedly reaching out to ... NFL Rumors: Jon Gruden Interested in Returning to Buccaneers as Head CoachBleacher Report Bucs are preferred destination in a Jon Gruden NFL coaching rumors: Jon Gruden 'reaching out' to coaches, Bucs 'preferred destination' Yahoo Sports (blog) -Silver and Black Pride all 17 news articles »
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Friday Five: Fan bases that will convince themselves they are hiring Jon Gruden -
Google News - 7 months Friday Five: Fan bases that will convince themselves they are hiring Jon Gruden That's right, while the Grumors have been dormant the last couple of years, they're back with a vengeance following an interview that Jon Gruden did with Gruden, as he is wont to do from time to time, told the site that he is ... Jon Gruden leaves little doubt he wants to coach in the NFL againYahoo Sports Could Rex Ryan succeed Jon Gruden as 'Monday Night Football' analyst?Sporting News Jon Gruden as a coach again? 'Every day, I'm preparing to come back'The Mercury News -Bleacher Report -The Big Lead all 44 news articles »
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Jon Gruden assesses Rams quarterback Jared Goff a year after 2016 NFL draft
LATimes - 10 months
The Rams do not have a first-round pick in next week’s NFL draft, the result of a trade with the Tennessee Titans that enabled them to pick quarterback Jared Goff first overall in 2016. Former NFL coach Jon Gruden, who annually evaluates quarterbacks during his “Gruden’s QB Camp” for ESPN, assessed...
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Pagano, Grigson in an awkward spot -
Google News - about 1 year Pagano, Grigson in an awkward spot They've reportedly received private assurances that they'll be back. Publicly, they're being hung out to dry by the combined silence of owner Jim Irsay and the mounting reports of efforts to upgrade. So what will G.M. Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck ... Jim Irsay has created an awkward situation with Chuck PaganoESPN (blog) Spurned by Jon Gruden, Jim Irsay reportedly wants Peyton Manning to run ColtsWashington Post Doyel: Jim Irsay has turned Colts into a circusIndianapolis Star SB Nation -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -Bleacher Report -Sports Illustrated all 88 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Gruden
  • 2014
    Age 50
    On December 15, 2014, Gruden and ESPN agreed to a contract extension through 2021.
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  • 2012
    Age 48
    He signed a contract extension with ESPN, beginning in September 2012, that lengthened his tenure with the broadcasting company for another five years.
  • 2009
    Age 45
    In May 2009, Gruden was hired by ESPN to serve as a color analyst on its Monday Night Football telecasts, replacing Tony Kornheiser.
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    The Buccaneers ended the season with four losses in a row, and Jon Gruden was fired by the Buccaneers on January 16, 2009, after seven seasons with the team.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    In 2008, Gruden was rewarded with a contract extension through the 2011 season.
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  • 2007
    Age 43
    In 2007, the team finally cleared itself of salary cap constraints and united Gruden with a mobile West Coast quarterback in former Pro Bowler and Grey Cup winner Jeff Garcia.
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  • 2006
    Age 42
    In 2006, Gruden led the Buccaneers to a 4 - 12 season. It was his worst record as a head coach and the first time a Tampa Bay team had not won more than four games since 1991. In an interview with Ira Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune on March 28, 2007, Bucs executive vice president Joel Glazer discussed the state of the Bucs.
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  • 2004
    Age 40
    When former Raiders general manager Bruce Allen joined the Bucs in 2004, Gruden finally had the general manager–head coach partnership he desired, and while the salary cap continued to plague the team (which spent the least money in the league between 2004 and 2009) their 2004 and 2005 drafts yielded a few impact players, including 2005 Offensive NFL Rookie of the Year Award winner Carnell "Cadillac" Williams. Also, 2005 marked a return to the playoffs, as the Bucs posted a surprising 11 - 5 record, despite the loss of starting quarterback Brian Griese and some controversial coaching decisions, including a two-point conversion in the final seconds to defeat the Washington Redskins, who would later return to Tampa and eliminate the Bucs from the wild-card round of the playoffs.
  • 2002
    Age 38
    His mantra for the 2002 season was "Pound the Rock", a reference to never giving up.
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    After compiling a 40 - 28 win-loss record (including playoffs) in four seasons with the Raiders, Gruden replaced the fired Tony Dungy as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, via a high-stakes trade that included Tampa Bay's 2002 and 2003 first-round draft picks, 2002 and 2004 second-round draft picks, and $8 million in cash.
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  • 1998
    Age 34
    Under Gruden, the Raiders posted consecutive 8 - 8 seasons in 1998 and 1999, and leapt out of last place in the AFC West. After uniting with journeyman quarterback Rich Gannon, Gruden led the Raiders to the top of the AFC West and they made the playoffs three straight seasons (the third time under Head Coach Bill Callahan). Oakland finished 12 - 4 in the 2000 season, the team's most successful in a decade, and its first division title since 1990, ultimately reaching the AFC Championship, where they lost 16 - 3 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
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    Gruden then was chosen by the owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, to be the Raiders' new head coach for the 1998 season.
  • 1992
    Age 28
    In January 1992 when he was 28, Gruden was hired by Mike Holmgren, his former boss at the San Francisco 49ers, to be the special offensive assistant/wide receivers coach with the Green Bay Packers.
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  • 1991
    Age 27
    In March 1991, Gruden became the wide receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh under Paul Hackett.
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  • 1990
    Age 26
    In 1990, Gruden was a special assistant with the San Francisco 49ers under quarterback coach Mike Holmgren.
  • 1989
    Age 25
    Gruden then moved to the University of the Pacific in 1989 as offensive assistant as the tight ends coach, where he coached Scott Lubow who was second team All Conference.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    After graduating from the University of Dayton, Gruden was hired as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 1985–1986 season.
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    Gruden graduated with a degree in communications in 1985.
  • 1981
    Age 17
    After graduating from high school in 1981, Gruden attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.
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  • 1963
    Gruden was born on August 17, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio.
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