Clay Travis thinks Jon Gruden would be successful as a college coach for one big reason: his ability to mold quarterbacks.
Speaking on FOX Sports Radio on Monday, the Outkick The Coverage analyst gave his take on if the Super Bowl-winning coach could thrive at Tennessee or elsewhere in college football. Travis wasn’t shy in explaining why Gruden would be a successful college coach.
“He’s a quarterback guy,” Travis said during the radio appearance. “He would break down the film of high school kids. He would sign 4- and 5-star guys who are actually good every year, and he would bring in multiple guys, and they would all fall all over themselves to come play for Jon Gruden, just based on the Quarterback Camp [on ESPN], just based on the last eight or nine years of that film study. He would be able to get all the best quarterbacks to come in. And again, that’s the guy everybody is going to want to play for.”
Travis makes decent points. Still, it’s uncertain if Gruden would want to coach at Tennessee or elsewhere after this season. (That’s assuming the Vols move past Butch Jones soon.)
Also, is Gruden really that much of a quarterback guru? His teams in the NFL struggled offensively at times. Then there’s the fact that Gruden never has been a college coach, and he has been off a sideline of any kind since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired him in 2009.
To listen to Travis’ complete thought on the subject, click on the link below.
Jon Gruden won a Super Bowl, but could he win in college?
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