There is one thing nearly everyone can agree on: Jon Gruden would be a home run hire for the University of Tennessee football program. But what people can’t agree on is whether Gruden has any interest in the job. Tennessee is in the market for a new head coach yet again after firing Butch Jones, who had led the program for five seasons. Since firing Phillip Fulmer, they’ve had Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Jones. None won more than nine games in a season. The program is desperate for a turnaround, and Gruden almost assuredly would be able to lead one. And while reports about his level of interest have differed, one new report says the former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach would listen to an offer from Tennessee. In fact, the Chatanooga Times Free Press reports that Gruden has even reached out to some college coaches to gauge their interest in potentially joining his staff at Tennessee.
Report: Jon Gruden has reached out to coaches about joining potential Tennessee staff
Larry Brown Sports | Nov 16