The Raiders may quickly have a Gruden Grinder as their head coach.
In an interview on ESPN’s “Golic and Wingo” Wednesday, Jon Gruden stated it is doubtless he’ll be the following head coach of the Raiders if provided the job.
“I feel there is a good probability,” Gruden stated.
Nevertheless, he stated the choice finally comes right down to what proprietor Mark Davis desires.
“I’ve had good conversations with Mark they usually’re nonetheless going by way of the interview course of. When he is aware of, I feel we’ll all know, however I recognize Adam [Schefter] and Chris [Mortensen’s] confidence that I’ve an opportunity of getting that job — it is terrible good although,” Gruden stated.
Regardless of not teaching within the NFL since 2008, the 54-year-old stated he feels he is in a spot the place he can return to the NFL.
“I am enthusiastic about the place I am at when it comes to learning the sport and am ready to come back again and coach,” Gruden stated.
Gruden additionally addressed Stephen A. Smith’s rant in regards to the rumors a part of his take care of the Raiders may embrace an possession stake within the group. The previous coach stated there was no fact to the report.
“There is no fact to that in any respect. I heard Stephen Smith screaming at me on TV yesterday on one in every of his reveals. That is one of the vital… there is no validity to that in any respect. None. Zero. That is a pleasant section that I noticed, however no possession, that is for positive,” Gruden stated.
The Raiders head teaching job opened up after they fired Jack Del Rio Sunday.
Gruden beforehand coached the Raiders from 1998-2001, the place he had a file of 38-26 with the group. He was traded to the Buccaneers in 2002 and gained a Tremendous Bowl with the group that season.
Whereas teaching Tampa Bay from 2002-2008, Gruden had a 57-55 file earlier than being fired by the group in 2009. He then went on to work for ESPN’s Monday Night time Soccer.