Gruden on return to Raiders: 'I'm all in'
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 10, 2018,
Jan 10, 2018, 0:39
The former ESPN NFL analyst returned to coaching after being with the network since 2009.
The intriguing part of this pairing is the fact that Gruden hasn't coached since the 2008 season, and much has changed since he last strolled the sidelines.
Oakland Raiders new head coach John Gruden answers questions during an NFL football news conference in Alameda, Calif. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
Gruden formally himself announced that Greg Olson will serve as his offensive coordinator with Paul Guenther leading the defense and Rich Bisaccia becoming his special teams coordinator. Gruden will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday. But I still want to be very detailed in the way we play offense, I still want to be very involved in how we move the football.More news: Customs outage causes delays at airports
Just so we close the loop-I was told the 2nd minority candidate the #Raiders interviewed for their head coaching position, before Jon Gruden was hired, was Tee Martin-USCs offensive coordinator/ wide receivers coach. "I feel a lot of loyalty and I feel a lot of responsibility".
Oakland confirmed it interviewed the college coach before hiring Jon Gruden. With that said, I've got a lot to prove, I know that. "I haven't won a game since 2008, but I haven't lost one either".
Gruden declined to get into specifics of his monstrous contract - playing coy - and joked (maybe?) that he has a no-trade clause in his deal this time.
Other teams have also done it, with one of the most recent notable coaching hires being Joe Gibbs in Washington.
Gruden made it clear that McKenzie would continue to be the team's general manager and said personnel decisions would be a collaborative effort.