KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CBSMiami) – The head coach best known as “Chucky” is the most sought after man on Rocky Top.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden denied a report Wednesday morning he had been offered an ownership stake with the Cleveland Browns if he accepted the head coaching job at the University of Tennessee, according to profootballtalk.com.READ MORE: CDC Releases New Guidelines For Trial Cruises
Still, according to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, Gruden may meet with the Tennessee Volunteers’ athletic director later this week.READ MORE: South Florida Streets Packed For Cinco De Mayo, First Big Holiday Since Governor Lifted Local COVID Restrictions
The Browns report came because the new Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam, is a Tennessee graduate. Still, the possibility seemed to be a stretch at best.
Gruden hasn’t officially come out and said that he will not coach the Vols, but if Haslam was interested in acquiring the current ESPN broadcaster, it would be more logical for him to hire him to coach the Browns rather than send him to the Volunteers.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine No Longer Required This Fall For Those Returning To NSU Campus
Tennessee is looking to replace Derek Dooley who was fired a few weeks ago.