ESPN analyst Jon Gruden has publicly proclaimed his intention to stay in the television booth.
But he’s telling teams who are about to have head coaching vacancies something different.
According to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, Gruden’s representatives have told teams he will be willing to interview for their jobs once the season ended, even as soon as today.
Of course, Gruden’s representatives seem to love nothing better than seeing their guy’s name in the papers (see the never-made-sense rumors regarding the University of Tennessee job).
Freeman mentioned openings in San Diego and Philadelphia in particular.
Speculation linking Gruden with jobs is nothing new, but now that there are some official openings, there might be some fire to go with the perpetual smoke.