There are still a number of head coaching vacancies in the NFL, and there are a lot of names that are being passed around for them. Jay Gruden and Tony Dungy have both been mentioned for a few of them, but Yahoo Sports reported on Jan. 7, 2014, that the former may actually end up in the college ranks instead of the NFL.
When Charlie Strong left Louisville to become the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, it left the Cardinals in a bit of a bind. Rumors now state that the vacancy in Louisville and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden are a perfect match.
The report states that neither may realize it yet, but the two really need to get together. While Gruden has spoken before on wanting to become an NFL head coach, but the Louisville job is one that is rather prestigious and a possible big-time stepping stone.
Now, Tony Dungy is someone that has also said he could possibly coach in the NFL again, but hasn't given any clue as to when or where. Well, until now.
Dungy recently told Dan Patrick that there is one particular NFL head coach opening that would be right up his alley.
"I will tell you this Dan, I think the best job out there is the Detroit Lions," Dungy said. "That's the job I would want, I think they are the closest to the Super Bowl."
The Lions fired head coach Jim Schwartz back on Dec. 30, 2013, and that made seven openings. The Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have filled their vacancies so far.