Is Jon Gruden really considering a return to coaching?
The Super Bowl winning coach didn’t exactly shoot the notion down during an interview with the Denver Broncos media team on Sunday night.
In town to do his job as analyst for ESPN Monday Night Football during the upcoming matchup between the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, Gruden was approached about a potential return to coaching.
Q: “Jon, I know you enjoy that job in the booth, but do you ever get that itch to get back out there and coach again?”
Gruden: “I draw plays every day. Who knows what life will bring. I haven’t lost a game, though, in a few years. So I’ve got that going for me.
Q: “Pretty good with ESPN, huh?”
Gruden: “Yeah, thanks. You never know. We’ll see what happens.”
Be still, the hearts of all Tennessee fans who dream of the former Vols graduate assistant coming out of coaching retirement to be the next head coach at Tennessee. That answer was about as encouraging an answer as a Gruden-lover could receive, given that Butch Jones is still the head coach at Tennessee.
It was reported by Oliver Connolly on Sunday that Tennessee may have offered Gruden more than $10 million per season to coach the Vols.
It is worth noting that Gruden has been out of coaching since 2008, and that he has never been a major college football coach. He won a Super Bowl as the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
You can watch the full Gruden interview clip here:
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