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

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Still, according to Mike Freeman of, Gruden may meet with the Tennessee Volunteers’ athletic director later this week.

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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.

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Tennessee is looking to replace Derek Dooley who was fired a few weeks ago.