King shoots down Gruden-to-Hurricanes reports

We noted this evening that media outlets in Florida are reporting that Jon Gruden wants to coach the Miami Hurricanes.

Now we can pass along an emphatic report that it’s not going to happen.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated expressed certainty that it won’t happen, writing on Twitter, “Jon Gruden is not going to the University of Miami. Period.”

Gruden has been out of coaching since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired him after the 2008 season. The Miami job became available when Randy Shannon was fired on Saturday at the conclusion of a 7-5 regular season.

UPDATE: Gruden issued the following statement in response to the Miami reports: “I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike, Jaws and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job.”

UPDATE II: Video from King:

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14 responses to “King shoots down Gruden-to-Hurricanes reports

  1. Can’t believe Hurricane fans actually believed they could get a coach like Gruden.

    Who’s next on your wish list Miami, Bill Belichick?

  2. The only good thing about Gruden staying on MNF is that it keeps Matt Millen away from MNF. For my money, they can keep Gruden and Mllen both off MNF and just let Jaws do the talkin’.

  3. Gruden issued the following statement in response to the Miami reports: “I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike, Jaws and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job.”
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    Translation: “An NFL team has contacted me and said they’ll be ready at the end of the season.”

  4. why does everyone think gruden is good…hes not a good coach hes just “special” in his own way once that visor goes on.

  5. The U needs a drastic change. They have about 10% of the swagger they used to and that’s just coming from the name.

  6. Im a DIEHARD Canes fan and i think gruden would not of been a good fit anyways… whats dose he know about recruiting i know hes good with young people but i dont think he would be a good fit for us here in the MIA… but you know if there are any hih profile coaching jobs his name will be the first to come up…………@ jaggedmark says:
    Nov 28, 2010 10:13 PM
    Miami isn’t worthy of a coach of Gruden’s caliber. Period!

    Really? if that was the case we wouldn’t even be having this conversation so stop talking out of your ass and get off your period !

  7. JJ won both college (at d’U) and NFL championships … the material at the U haS THE POTENTIAL that could project Jon into that rare air of accomplishment…
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained…go ‘Canes!

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