Jon Gruden Linked To Tennessee, Arkansas Head Coaching Jobs

Jan 2, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; A Denver Broncos fan holds a sign for the team to hire current ESPN Monday night commentator Jon Gruden (not pictured) as head coach during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Invesco Field. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Former NFL head coach Jon Gruden has been linked to some job openings in the Southeastern football Conference. More specifically, Gruden has been linked to the head coaching jobs at the University of Arkansas and University of Tennessee. It’s very possible that the SEC could soon have another star coach.

Per CBS Sports:

Arkansas and Tennessee both want to hire Gruden. Arkansas reportedly is ready to make its next coach the highest-paid in the Southeastern Conference. We’d still be surprised if the Razorbacks could nab Gruden.

Tennessee is a more logical fit because Gruden’s wife went to school there, and there are signs he could be eyeing a college return. Gruden reportedly has been calling potential staff members with the focus on asking questions about recruiting and other issues that wouldn’t make sense if he was looking at a return to the NFL.

It all comes down to Gruden finding the best job for him and keeping his jobs open. The ultimate goal for Gruden is to return to the NFL, but if no professional teams come calling and he can get a job in college football’s greatest conference, Gruden would make sense to coach either Arkansas or Tennessee.

Would you like to see Gruden make a presence on the sidelines in the SEC?

Topics: Arkansas Razorbacks, Football, Jon Gruden, Tennessee Volunteers

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