Monday, January 14, 2013

Four NFL teams approached Jon Gruden about coach openings


 Broadcaster and former Super Bowl coach Jon Gruden was approached by a bevy of college and pro teams again this year, sources said, including four NFL teams.  This according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

It would take the perfect combination of team, location, power and money to lure him back into coaching, though Gruden did spend significant time this season focusing on studying the spread offense and working with potential coaching staff members.

According to sources in contact with Gruden, the job he most coveted was with the Panthers -- and the chance to work with Cam Newton -- but Carolina kept coach Ron Rivera. Furthermore, getting the type of organizational flow chart Gruden would require, with in essence reporting directly to the owner (as Andy Reid has in with the Chiefs) did not appear to be possible in Carolina.

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