As Jon Gruden rumors continue to swirl, a new source has stepped forth to deny claims that the fact his former Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff have joined the Dallas Cowboys means he’ll soon follow. Monte Kiffin, Ron Marinelli, Rich Bisaccia and Bill Callahan have all recently joined the Cowboys’ coaching lineup, which caused many to believe that Gruden would soon follow.
“Response from reliable team source when I asked if TB glory-days asst. coaches being hired in Dallas meant Gruden on way: ‘Ridiculous,'” ESPN’s Ed Werder has tweeted.
This is just the latest rumor attached to Gruden’s alleged return to coaching to swirl recently. Though he has shot down a claim that he’ll take a coaching job with the Tennessee Volunteers, a recent report stated he’s trying to get back into coaching after all. Gruden currently acts as an ESPN analyst. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired him in 2008.
ESPN reporter Ron Jaworski seemingly confirmed these reports recently when he said that Gruden is considering a return to football, though the right teams hadn’t approached him yet. “He’s had numerous meetings that he’s told teams he’s not interested in certain jobs,” Jaworski told a Philadelphia radio station, via NFL.com. “There are jobs he’s interested in, but no one at those teams has reached out to him, or they may even have a coach in place.”