Bet he would take the UT job now.
Oh for sure Lane is a joke, I went to Tennessee for a bit and the people I still stay in contact with all think Lane is the 2nd coming!!!
I don't think Gruden is interested in going to the college ranks. I would imagine he will head to a nice cushy analyst job and than take big dollars to come back to a team in need in a few yrs.
If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.
Anyone think maybe just maybe (and I may just be dreaming) ...
This opens up Gruden to go back to Oakland? Where he would be the best hiring since... well Jon Gruden?
I wonder what was the final straw with the Glazers and why it took them 3 weeks after the end of the year to fire him.
Was Jay Gruden on Jon's staff? I wouldn't mind Jay back at his alma mater if he's even half the coach his brother is.
1.) Glazers felt the franchise was stagnating - and they wouldn't be wrong on this one. The team is starting to resemble the Dungy squads that were just good enough to make the playoffs and get knocked out in Rd. 1 without a whimper.
2.) Gruden & Allen didn't have a plan they liked to rebuild the franchise.
3.) Glazers see Mike Tomlin (young former Bucs assistant) succeeding in Pittsburgh and don't want to see Raheem Morris leave the organization the same way.
23 Years and Counting...
Hey, don't sell this guy short. He always got first dibs on Child's Play 27.
Could he replace Charlie Wiess at Notre Dame after next season?
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
I think Tampa needs to go in a new direction overall anyways. One thing I have always liked about Gruden is that he seems to get the best out of any QB that he has ever coached. Rich Gannon, Brad Johnson, and Jeff Garcia off the top of my head. Too bad Chris Simms never panned out.
True, Gruden always got the most out of the QBs under his watch, but he was so mercurial in his handling of them that it was difficult for the team to develop any stability under center.
Brad Johnson wins a Super Bowl and is cast aside after 1 more season.
Bruce Gradkowski is given the chance to play as a rookie because Gruden wants to develop him, then is tossed aside for Jeff Garcia less than a season later.
Garcia leads the team to the playoffs and is benched the next season after 1 mediocre game vs. New Orleans.
Stuff like that wears on the fans, had to wear on the owners and players too I imagine.
The other point that needs to be made re: Tampa Bay is the new hire of Raheem Morris as head coach. Dude is 32 years old -- I think Derrick Brooks has awards on his shelf that are older than him. He has never been a coordinator anywhere in the NFL before and his resume is really paper thin.
Really a strange move for the Glazers and the franchise on this one. Very much akin to the Raiders hiring the underqualified Lane Kiffin 2 years ago.
23 Years and Counting...
I really don't get this one. If you don't like the direction Gruden is taking the team, promoting an assistant isn't going to give you any kind of culture change. It's just weird.