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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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Inside the Importance of Preseason Week 3

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Gruden’s in midseason “everything is great” form

Aug 14 2014 8:22pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

By now, Jon Gruden’s shtick has become so obvious that it’s easy to be numb to it.  Everything about every team is positive and great and wonderful, because to actually behave while in the booth like a scowling (and thoroughly entertaining) malcontent could eventually limits his options or leverage when the time comes to his… ...
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Jon Gruden Makes Sure Hooters Waitresses Are Ready for Some Football

Aug 7 2014 7:15pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

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Cam Newton says Rob Chudzinski made it harder than necessary

Aug 5 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

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Derrick Brooks made it look easy

Aug 2 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: SBNation

For 14 years, the Tampa Bay lineback was the master of his craft. It is so hard to make playing linebacker look like a skill position. It is a position that when done really, really well by the most talented people on the field resembles either a.) a rodeo contestant successfully completing a calf-roping, or b.) a runaway forklift tearing through a terrified warehouse full of workers. Linebackers traffic in blunt force and obstruction, and while that's a skill it's not ...
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VIDEOS: The Latest ‘JBL & Cole Show’ + WWE ‘Top 10′ (Lesnar)

Jul 26 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Pro Wrestling.com

– WWE has released their latest Top Ten video, looking at the top ten beatings from Brock Lesnar: – Here is episode 87 of the JBL & Cole Show, featuring NFL coach Jon Gruden, who “stops by to give Clem expert advice on how to catch the bunny.” 100% DIRECT LINK (PHOTOS): AJ Lee At Age 14! **MUST-SEE**!!!!!! The post VIDEOS: The Latest ‘JBL & Cole Show’ + WWE ‘Top 10′ (Lesnar) appeared first on ProWrestling.com. ...
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The JBL and Cole Show - Episode 87

Jul 26 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: 411mania.com

NFL coach Jon Gruden stops ...
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WWE Declares Dividend, Network Subscriptions Set To Renew, Gruden On JBL & Cole Show

Jul 25 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: wrestling news world

- WWE announced their quarterly dividend on Friday. Below is the official announcement: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Board of Directors today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for all Class A and B shares of common stock. The record date for the dividend will be September 15, 2014, and the payment date will be September 25, 2014. - It’s worth noting that all initial WWE Network subscrip ...
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