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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Dallas Cowboys have gone into the "Let's hire former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches" business lately, causing many to wonder if hiring Jon Gruden as their new head coach can be far behind. In the last couple of weeks, the Cowboys hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, all of whom were assistants under Gruden when he coached the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. So far, there has been no comment from the Cowboys, which must make current head coach Jason Garrett a little nervous.
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January 9, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The Washington Redskins have their new coach. According to multiple reports, the Redskins will announce Thursday that they have hired Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, to replace the fired Mike Shanahan as head coach. Gruden is the younger brother of former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, now a “Monday Night Football” commentator. Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with Jon Gruden in Oakland and Tampa Bay, and was with the Buccaneers when Jay was a defensive consultant there.
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November 28, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, who coached in the NFL for several years before becoming a commentator, says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers. Memphis TV station WREG reported Tuesday that Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a part ownership of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam - brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Gruden said Wednesday on ESPN's “Mike & Mike In The Morning” show there is “no truth” to the report.
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September 12, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Philadelphia Eagles have an even higher gear, and Coach Chip Kelly is determined to find it. Yes, the team that tore off 53 plays in the first half of Monday's 33-27 victory at Washington - more than the 49 plays the Carolina Panthers ran all game in their opener - is capable of going even faster. "I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you," Kelly said this week. "I'm not joking. We've got to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn't get the ball to the officials.
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December 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
So Jon Gruden is supposedly in talks to become the next head coach for a down-on-its-luck football team? Haven't we heard this story before? Many, many times? Since he left coaching and went into broadcasting in 2009, Gruden has been the subject of such rumors concerning teams with coaching vacancies or teams whose fans want them to have coaching vacancies. But the latest one out there is pretty interesting. CBSChicago.com senior columnist and WSCR radio host Dan Bernstein tweeted Tuesday that Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly had mentioned on air that Gruden, currently an analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football," is in talks with the Oakland Raiders to return as their head coach.
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November 8, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Andrew Luck isn't as advertised. He's better. The rookie quarterback from Stanford has emerged as a physical and emotional leader for the Indianapolis Colts, a team that finished 2-14 last season and looked to be headed for a long winter of rebuilding without Peyton Manning. Last March, I spent 24 hours with Luck in Tampa, Fla., and got an up-close view of his maturity and humility. ESPN's Jon Gruden let me join them for Luck's session at "Gruden's QB Camp," that popular program in which the former coach puts the top NFL quarterback prospects through the paces on the white board and the field.
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March 10, 2012 | Sam Farmer
From Tampa, Fla. The professor sits alone in his darkened office, hunkered over the glowing screen of his laptop. His granny glasses, the only sign that the onetime boy wonder has truly aged, hang precariously on the tip of his nose. It's Sunday morning at 7 a.m., and former NFL coach Jon Gruden is waiting in his makeshift office for his star student of the day, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Every wall is lined floor to ceiling with videotapes, a Library of Congress-worthy collection of blitzes, protections, routes, goal-line plays, Hail Marys - everything, spanning at least five decades.
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October 15, 2012
Jon Gruden is returning to the scene of his greatest victory Monday, San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Gruden, 49, directed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 48-21 triumph in Super Bowl XXXVII over his former team, the Oakland Raiders, in 2003 in San Diego. Now in his fourth season as ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst, Gruden will call the AFC West battle between the division-leading Chargers and the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. Gruden spoke to The Times about the game, the teams, the league and more.
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September 12, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Philadelphia Eagles have an even higher gear, and Coach Chip Kelly is determined to find it. Yes, the team that tore off 53 plays in the first half of Monday's 33-27 victory at Washington - more than the 49 plays the Carolina Panthers ran all game in their opener - is capable of going even faster. "I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you," Kelly said this week. "I'm not joking. We've got to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn't get the ball to the officials.
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January 3, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oakland Raider Coach Jon Gruden has his virtues, but patience isn't one of them. About 20 years ago, one poor fellow learned that the hard way. Gruden was a waiter at a Bennigan's at the time, just a kid working his way through the University of Dayton, where he also played quarterback. A customer had a few too many beers one night and got mouthy with the waitresses. Gruden had a word with him but it didn't help.
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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Dallas Cowboys have gone into the "Let's hire former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches" business lately, causing many to wonder if hiring Jon Gruden as their new head coach can be far behind. In the last couple of weeks, the Cowboys hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, all of whom were assistants under Gruden when he coached the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. So far, there has been no comment from the Cowboys, which must make current head coach Jason Garrett a little nervous.
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December 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
So Jon Gruden is supposedly in talks to become the next head coach for a down-on-its-luck football team? Haven't we heard this story before? Many, many times? Since he left coaching and went into broadcasting in 2009, Gruden has been the subject of such rumors concerning teams with coaching vacancies or teams whose fans want them to have coaching vacancies. But the latest one out there is pretty interesting. CBSChicago.com senior columnist and WSCR radio host Dan Bernstein tweeted Tuesday that Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly had mentioned on air that Gruden, currently an analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football," is in talks with the Oakland Raiders to return as their head coach.
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November 28, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, who coached in the NFL for several years before becoming a commentator, says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers. Memphis TV station WREG reported Tuesday that Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a part ownership of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam - brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Gruden said Wednesday on ESPN's “Mike & Mike In The Morning” show there is “no truth” to the report.
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November 8, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Andrew Luck isn't as advertised. He's better. The rookie quarterback from Stanford has emerged as a physical and emotional leader for the Indianapolis Colts, a team that finished 2-14 last season and looked to be headed for a long winter of rebuilding without Peyton Manning. Last March, I spent 24 hours with Luck in Tampa, Fla., and got an up-close view of his maturity and humility. ESPN's Jon Gruden let me join them for Luck's session at "Gruden's QB Camp," that popular program in which the former coach puts the top NFL quarterback prospects through the paces on the white board and the field.
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October 15, 2012
Jon Gruden is returning to the scene of his greatest victory Monday, San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Gruden, 49, directed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 48-21 triumph in Super Bowl XXXVII over his former team, the Oakland Raiders, in 2003 in San Diego. Now in his fourth season as ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst, Gruden will call the AFC West battle between the division-leading Chargers and the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. Gruden spoke to The Times about the game, the teams, the league and more.
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March 10, 2012 | Sam Farmer
From Tampa, Fla. The professor sits alone in his darkened office, hunkered over the glowing screen of his laptop. His granny glasses, the only sign that the onetime boy wonder has truly aged, hang precariously on the tip of his nose. It's Sunday morning at 7 a.m., and former NFL coach Jon Gruden is waiting in his makeshift office for his star student of the day, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Every wall is lined floor to ceiling with videotapes, a Library of Congress-worthy collection of blitzes, protections, routes, goal-line plays, Hail Marys - everything, spanning at least five decades.
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January 17, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hours after firing Jon Gruden in a surprise move, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers settled on defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their new coach. The move to promote the 32-year-old Morris was confirmed Friday night by a person familiar with the decision who requested anonymity because the team had not yet scheduled an official announcement.
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August 6, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Jay Gruden has his older brother's voice, and their eyes have the same steely glint. Jay is bigger, has darker hair and more of a twisted smile than a sinister "Chucky" grimace. "Jon's more edgy, grouchier too. Meaner," said the younger Gruden, new offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. "I'm a nice guy. I'm more laid back. His tolerance level isn't as high as mine, and mine's pretty low. " Case in point: During an offensive meeting this week, one of the Bengals had the nerve to chomp on a mouthful of ice as Gruden was making a point.
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November 28, 2011 | Sam Farmer
The "Fire Andy!" chants are in the air in Philadelphia, where Eagles Coach Andy Reid is watching a once-promising NFL season crumble. In San Diego, where the Chargers have lost six in a row, Coach Norv Turner's job looks more tenuous by the week. Jim Caldwell is unlikely to survive the free fall of the Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville could soon be missing its Jack, as Del Rio is running out of answers. It's likely there will be changes at the top next season in Miami, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and San Diego.
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