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NCAA: Jon Gruden Considering Texas Longhorns Job, Per Reports
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NCAA: Jon Gruden Considering Texas Longhorns Job, Per Reports

Dec 19 2013, 4:59pm CST | by

ESPN football analyst Jon Gruden is said to be considering the Texas Longhorns football coaching job, per Orangebloods.com.

Will Jon Gruden be the next Texas Longhorns head football coach?    A report from Orangebloods.com on Dec. 18 indicates the NFL-head-coach-turned ESPN analyst "is open" to the possibility.   "...

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NCAA: Jon Gruden Considering Texas Longhorns Job, Per Reports

Dec 19 2013, 4:59pm CST | by

NCAA: Jon Gruden Considering Texas Longhorns Job, Per Reports Photo Credit: espn.go.com

ESPN football analyst Jon Gruden is said to be considering the Texas Longhorns football coaching job, per Orangebloods.com.

Will Jon Gruden be the next Texas Longhorns head football coach

 

A report from Orangebloods.com on Dec. 18 indicates the NFL-head-coach-turned ESPN analyst "is open" to the possibility.

 

"Orangebloods.com has learned through a high-level source that former Super Bowl champion coach Jon Gruden is open to hearing from the Texas athletic department about its football head coaching vacancy.

 

"Over the last few years, Gruden's name has often been mentioned in high-profile coaching openings at both the NFL and NCAA level. And he has received 'feelers' from numerous major programs and clubs that have gone unreported.

 

"Although Gruden has flourished in broadcasting with ESPN, our source said the Texas job is one of the few offers that Gruden would consider, claiming that the Super Bowl-winning coach views the position as one of the few 'premiere' coaching jobs.

 

"The source said Texas was on this very short list because of the city of Austin, the situation and 'just the overall fit.' Gruden's obvious experience and comfort with the media would be an asset to the Longhorn Network. His coaching skills, work ethic and over-reaching leadership accolades need no real support or backing up."

 

According to WTAE ABC 4 of Pittsburgh, other candidates for the Longhorns head coaching job include Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin and UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora. 

 

On the other hand, Graham Watson of Yahoo! Sports wrote on Dec. 17 that Louisville Cardinals mentor Charlie Strong is the Las Vegas betting favorite with a 2/1 odds to snag the Texas head coaching job. 

 

Former Longhorns head football coach Mack Brown stepped down from his post on Dec. 14 after 15 years at the helm and a national championship in 2005, per The Associated Press.He will still coach the team when it takes on the Oregon Ducks at the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. 

 

The same report also says he is one of the highest-paid football coaches in the nation at $5.4 million per annum. 

 

Gruden was also previously rumored to be on the NFL's Houston Texans' short list for their own head coaching vacancy after Gary Kubiak was fired on Dec. 6. Two days later, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported he "will remain at ESPN through at least the 2014 season." 

 

Gruden said back then his job as ESPN football analyst is his main focus

 

"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." 

 

His ESPN bio states he was hired by the network on 2009 "as an analyst for Monday Night Football." Gruden also provides key football analysis for several events, including the Super Bowl and NFL Draft. 

 

In addition, he has also called several college football games such as the 2010 Rose Bowl and 2010 and 2011 BCS Championship Games. 

 

Gruden holds the distinction of being one of the youngest NFL head coaches to win the Super Bowl when he accomplished the feat at the age of 39 in 2003 when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat his former team, the Oakland Raiders, 48-21. 

His pro football coaching record, which he built with stints with the Raiders and Buccaneers, stands at 95-81 (.540).  

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

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Jon Gruden appeared in another Hooters commercial. Whereas the last one was 3.5 minutes, and almost felt like a movie, the new spot is a manageable 30 seconds. Training camp for the waitresses is mostly over now, so there’s no more suggestions that the girls slap patrons who ask to watch figure skating (that actually happened in the last one). It’s nearly game-time, and Gruden’s effusive praise of the Hooters staffers resembles the tone and reverence with which he speaks about P ...
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Redskins Blog: Meriweather’s suspension could shuffle Redskins’ defensive backfield

Aug 28 2014 6:01am CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

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, ...
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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 full articl ...
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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, ...
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49ers vs. Chargers: Game time, TV schedule for FOX National Game of the Week

Aug 21 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: ninersnation

The San Francisco 49ers will make another national TV appearance in Week 3 of the preseason. Their matchup with the San Diego Chargers will air on FOX. The San Francisco 49ers are back for their Week 3 preseason contest against the San Diego Chargers, and it will be nationally televised. And when I say nationally televised, I mean real national TV, and not just NFL Network national TV. FOX will be broadcasting the game live at 1 p.m. PT. The natio ...
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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 as his "great job i ...
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1 week ago

Inside the Importance of Preseason Week 3

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

In the third week of the NFL preseason, game plans are handed out, practice is structured to simulate the regular-season routine and starters are expected to play into the second half before shutting it down for the rest of the summer. That’s the plan this weekend as teams view these games as a final dress rehearsal before turning it over to the unproven rookies to wrap up the exhibition schedule next week.  However, how much stock should we ...
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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 trip ...
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2 weeks ago

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 ...
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3 weeks ago

Jon Gruden Makes Sure Hooters Waitresses Are Ready for Some Football

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

Hooters sees an uptick in its traffic during football season, and Jon Gruden wants to make sure that its wait staff is up to the task. He used to be a football coach, and this is their training camp. Get it? To understand the full nuance of the training, here’s one of the drills in slow motion:   Focus and dedication are obviously required: Related: Rex and Rob Ryan Hung Out at an Indianapolis Hooters, Obviously Relate ...
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