It’s not a surprise Jon Gruden’s name quickly came up in speculation regarding the Tennessee coaching vacancy.
It’s also not a surprise he declined to take Lane Kiffin’s sloppy seconds when contacted by Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton Tuesday night, according to Sporting News.
Gruden was once an assistant at Tennessee and his wife is from there. Hamilton reportedly spoke with Gruden last year as well before Kiffin took the job.
But the ESPN analyst has made it clear he likes his current gig, and we can’t imagine him returning to coaching except at the pro level.
Pete Carroll said it Tuesday: the competition is the best in the NFL, and that’s why he wanted to prove he could compete with the best.
After all, if Lane Kiffin landed two of the best jobs in the country in back-to-back years, how great could college football be?