On Wednesday, Orangebloods.com reported that Jon Gruden is open to hearing about the Texas Longhorns’ head coaching job. If this is in the realm of possibility, this could be a great hire for the program. However, Jon Gruden has a great job as the ESPN analyst for Monday Night Football. It would take a lot to pull him away from that position.
The Super Bowl winning coach last manned the NFL sideline in 2008. It’s also been a quarter of a century since he was an assistant in college. CBSsportsline.com columnist, Gregg Doyel says it’s a myth that Jon Gruden belongs on a college football sideline.
So far, every big name in college and the pros has taken gander at Jon Gruden, but no job has been enticing enough for him to leave ESPN. There’s no doubt that his intriguing TV persona has served Gruden well.
A source revealed to Orangebloods.com that Texas is one of the few jobs that Gruden would consider. In that instance, it’s assured that Texas is a premiere coaching job. Even though they won't get Nick Saban, Texas can enter a new era in grand fashion.
If it’s not Gruden, what other coaches should be in the running to become Texas’ head man? Too often, everybody is looking for the perfect hire, instead of the right hire. The Texas athletic department has one shot to get this right.