If you think Gruden is coming to the college game, you might want to read this quote first.
Jon Gruden is listed as the betting favorite to become the next head coach at the University of Tennessee.
It’s unclear if the ESPN NFL analyst actually has interest in the position, but Gruden-to-Tennessee is a train a lot of people are boarding.
Gruden, though, is much more of an NFL guy than he is a college one, and if he’s going to make the jump back into coaching, it seems like the professional ranks would make more sense.
There’s this quote from earlier this year that hints at that:
“If I became a college coach I would probably have you on probation w/in 4 or 5 weeks. Too many rules, man. I mean I like to work. The recruiting … all that stuff. Yeah, I’d probably have you in real deep, deep trouble if I was your college coach,” he said.
Could he have been kidding around? Could his mind have changed by now?
But if you’re betting on Gruden returning to the sideline, I’d put your money on that sideline being in the NFL.