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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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Jon Gruden Says Hooters Girls Make Your Wings Taste Better and Your Beer Colder

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Redskins Blog: Meriweather’s suspension could shuffle Redskins’ defensive backfield

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Given the two-game suspension of strong safety Brandon Meriweather, second-year player Baccari Rambo is expected to get plenty of work in Thursday’s preseason finale against Tampa Bay. Rambo is Coach Jon Gruden’s first option to fill in for Meriweather for the two regular-season games he’ll miss, the Sept. 7 season-opener at Houston and Sept. 14 at FedEx Field, assuming the suspension isn’t overturned or reduced. Read full art ...
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Redskins Blog: Jay Gruden: ‘probably a 10-percent chance’ offensive starters play Thursday

Aug 25 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

After initially saying starters would sit out the final preseason game, Coach Jay Gruden left the door ajar for some members of the struggling first-team offense to play Thursday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read ...
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Redskins Blog: Jay Gruden says starters will sit out Redskins’ final preseason game

Aug 24 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

After the Washington Redskins’ poor showing on offense in Saturday night’s 23-17 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Coach Jay Gruden reiterated starters would sit out the final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the first-team offense failed to score a touchdown in the preseason, Gruden still plans to play it safe. Read full arti ...
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49ers vs. Chargers: Game time, TV schedule for FOX National Game of the Week

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Nothing Shocking in Browns Naming Brian Hoyer Starting QB over Johnny Manziel

Aug 20 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine announced to the media on Wednesday morning that veteran Brian Hoyer would indeed be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Noting that Hoyer "was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine cited Hoyer's full "body of work," which included three wins for the team last season before tearing his ACL in October as well ...
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Inside the Importance of Preseason Week 3

Aug 20 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Browns Need Hoyer to Get Them Through a Few Weeks, Then It's Manziel's Team

Aug 18 2014 5:49am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

This can't be stressed enough: Cleveland Browns players like Johnny Manziel. A lot.  They respect his knowledge and ability to learn the Browns' offense. Quickly. At Texas A&M, the verbiage was simple. As he demonstrated in a broadcast interview with ESPN's Jon Gruden, the verbiage in the Browns' offense is far more complicated. One play, Manziel said, was called this: "Pistol trips left off fake 19 one dash sit keep right Y corner Z slide ...
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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 ...
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