Yesterday, we brought you a report from Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, which suggested there’s “a good chance” of Jon Gruden becoming the next Eagles head coach.
And today, those rumors continue.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reports that teams have quietly been in contact with Gruden’s representatives the past few weeks. And Gruden could start interviewing with teams as soon as today.
When the idea of Andy Reid being fired became realistic earlier this season, there was one name that was discussed among Eagles fans more than any other: Jon Gruden.
As the weeks have gone by, the attention has turned to others like Oregon’s Chip Kelly, Denver’s Mike McCoy and so on.
But less than 24 hours before Black Monday, Gruden’s name has resurfaced.
The focus may be on the wrong Gruden.
While plenty of fans are clamoring for the more famous brother, Jon, to climb down from the broadcast booth to take over the Eagles in 2013, the chances of that becoming a reality are slim. But hiring his younger brother, Jay, just might make some sense.
The Jon Gruden rumors continue to swirl in several different directions.
The latest report out of WREG-TV in Memphis has the University of Tennessee willing to offer Gruden an ownership stake in the Cleveland Browns.
Here’s the latest coaching buzz around the NFL, with notes on Chip Kelly and Jon Gruden. Remember, you can find all these links, notes and rumors in our special section.
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A lot of talk among Eagles fans right now is focused not on the team’s Week 10 game against the Cowboys, but rather who the next head coach could potentially be.
While we need to acknowledge that there are still eight games remaining, and that Andy Reid is under contract through 2013, it’d be foolish to ignore the buzz about head-coaching candidates that is already building.
Birds 24/7 is, after all, a blog for the people.
So from time to time, we’ll round up links and information about names you should know.
Without further ado…
Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times caught up with Jon Gruden recently to talk about the performance of the rookie quarterbacks at the midway point of the season. Thanks to ESPN’s “Gruden QB Camp” the former head coach has spent quality time with a bunch of the young signal-callers.
After analyzing the likes of Andrew Luck, RGIII and Russell Wilson, Gruden was asked who the next rookie quarterback to emerge will be. He pointed to none other than Nick Foles.