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NFL: Jon Gruden Stays with ESPN, Shoots Down Texans Rumors
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NFL: Jon Gruden Stays with ESPN, Shoots Down Texans Rumors

Dec 9 2013, 1:47am CST | by

ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden emphatically stated he's staying with the network and shot down any rumors saying he's a candidate for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job.

Jon Gruden is staying with ESPN, which means the Houston Texans will have to find another head coaching candidate.  This was confirmed by Gruden's colleague at ESPN, Chris Mortensen. In his Dec. 8...

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NFL: Jon Gruden Stays with ESPN, Shoots Down Texans Rumors

Dec 9 2013, 1:47am CST | by

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ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden emphatically stated he's staying with the network and shot down any rumors saying he's a candidate for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job.

Jon Gruden is staying with ESPN, which means the Houston Texans will have to find another head coaching candidate. 

This was confirmed by Gruden's colleague at ESPN, Chris Mortensen. In his Dec. 8 report, Mortensen states Gruden "will remain with ESPN through at least the 2014 season" and "has a strong commitment to continue as the 'Monday Night Football' analyst, his popular quarterback camp series and his outreach to consult high school coaches."

For his part, Gruden told Moretensen main his focus is on ESPN.

"I'm just trying to do my job. I'm not going to address every little rumor or supposed conversation that takes place, according to these so-called sources.

"There are a lot of good coaches out there available to coach these teams. I'm just hoping ESPN likes the job I'm doing. That's my focus."  

Another ESPN writer, John Clayton, reported on Dec. 7 that Gruden is a possible candidate for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job after owner Bob McNair fired Gary Kubiak on Dec. 6. 

Aside from Gruden, the other coaching candidates Clayton identifies are Lovie Smith, Mike Shanahan, Ken Whisenhunt and Tom Cable. 

Gruden joined ESPN in 2009 to be an analyst for Monday Night Football. His ESPN bio states "Twice nominated for a Sports Emmy, Gruden also contributes analysis throughout the year on ESPN Radio and other platforms, including Super Bowl Week and NFL Draft."

He also has been involved in several college football telecasts at ESPN which include the 2010 Rose Bowl and the 2010 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games. 

Gruden enjoyed a successful 11-year head coaching tenure in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-2008), whom he helped won Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. The feat put him in the record books as the youngest NFL head coach (38 years) to win a Lombardi Trophy.

He has a 95-81 (.540) NFL coaching record

 
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Texans dominate most of 1st half, trail by 11 at halftime

Oct 20 2014 9:13pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Texans looked to be the superior team for most of the first half, only to have things unravel completely in the last few minutes. For the first 25 minutes of the first half, it appeared the Houston Texans were on their way to a blowout victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Then about as quickly as Jon Gruden could say spider 2 Y banana, the game flipped. It started on a th ...
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Monday Night Fitness is the Steelers-Texans drinking game for your body

Oct 20 2014 5:27pm CDT | Source: SBNation

It's that time again! We'll whip you into shape WHILE you watch football. Monday is the day you're supposed to hit the gym. Gotta work off all those wings and pints of beer, right? Yeah, yeah, but you gotta work all day and then there's FOOTBALL at night again! Well, we've got the solution: get fit WHILE you watch football. With the ultra-predictable Monday Night Football broadcast, it should be a breeze! It's real simple. Think of it like a dr ...
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Monday Night Football, Texans vs. Steelers 2014: Which AFC team will find its footing?

Oct 20 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

The Texans and Steelers look to get over .500 in a "Monday Night Football" battle at Heinz Field. It's a prime time matchup of .500 teams when the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) host the Houston Texans (3-3) on Monday Night Football. Both teams entered the season with playoff expectations but have been up-and-down through the first six weeks of the season. The Steelers have alternated wins and losses in their fi ...
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49ers Don't Need Big Production from Ground Game to Maintain Balance, Efficiency

Oct 14 2014 12:31am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

During the first quarter of the divisional showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden came right out and said it: The 49ers love to run the football. That unwavering commitment to pound the rock has been a staple of Jim Harbaugh's club ever since he took over the job from Mike Singletary in 2011. Since his inaugural season, the 49ers offense has always ranked inside of ...
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Jon Gruden Just Learned What a Synonym Is, and Mike Tirico Laughed at Him

Oct 13 2014 11:16pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Late in the fourth quarter of Rams-Niners, Jon Gruden said that Jim Harbaugh had told him that Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin were stalwarts. When Gruden didn’t know what that meant (that they embodied physical toughness and courage), he was told to look up synonyms for it, but he evidently had to look that word too. Mike Tirico chuckled and told Gruden to quit while he was ahead. Credit Gruden for not taking himself too seriously here. Related: Jon Gruden’s Dream Job ...
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'Monday Night Football' schedule and results: 49ers and Rams meet in NFC West showdown

Oct 13 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The 49ers will look to keep pace with the Arizona Cardinals with a division matchup against St. Louis on Monday. Let's be honest: The St. Louis Rams' chances to compete in the absurdly competitive NFC West snapped alongside Sam Bradford's ACL (if they were ever intact at all), so to hype up their Monday night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers as some sort of opportunity ...
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'Monday Night Football' 2014 live stream: How to watch 49ers vs. Rams online

Oct 13 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Stopping Frank Gore in primetime will be a tall order for an underperforming Rams D-line. Let's be honest: The St. Louis Rams' chances to compete in the absurdly competitive NFC West snapped alongside Sam Bradford's ACL (if they were ever intact at all), so to hype up their Monday night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers as some sort of opportunity to crawl back into the ...
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'Monday Night Football,' 49ers vs. Rams 2014: NFC West rivals meet in historic game

Oct 13 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

The 49ers and Rams meet in the 700th game in the history of "Monday Night Football." Week 6 finishes with a historic game on Monday night between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. It is the 700th contest in the history of Monday Night Football, which debuted in 1970. The 49ers are 45-25 on MNF, the most wins of any team all-time in the primetime series. Despite the recent off-field rumors about the status of head c ...
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49ers vs. Rams 2014: MNF game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds and more

Oct 13 2014 6:54am CDT | Source: ninersnation

The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 6. The MNF broadcast means national coverage on ESPN. The 49ers are 3-2, and enter as 3.5-point favorites. Read on for all the nuts and bolts of the game from the odds to the TV schedule to the announcers, odds, radio, online streaming and more. The San Francisco 49ers are on the road in Week 6, as they face the St. Louis Rams ...
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Austin Davis could be St. Louis Rams' answer at QB - NFL

Oct 12 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: 49ers

ESPN - In his Monday Night Football preview, Jon Gruden explains how Austin Davis has reminded him of Drew Brees with his play so far, and why Davis could be the Rams' answer at QB. Also, why the Niners are still a Sup ...
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