Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Is Tennessee using the Cleveland Browns to lurn Jon Gruden to Knoxville?

Just when you think you've heard the most insane story ever when it comes to hiring a college football coach, something comes along to blow that one out of the water. In this case, it's a story where the University of Tennessee may be ready to make an offer to Jon Gruden to come to Knoxville by offering him something big. Ownership in the Cleveland Browns.

No, really.

"Knoxville, TN-News Channel 3 has learned former NFL coach Jon Gruden has a contract offer in hand from the University of Tennessee and a decision could be made as early as Wednesday. Part of the offer is Gruden getting a piece of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, who were recently bought by Jim Haslam, one of UT’s biggest boosters who played on the Vols’ national championship teams in the early fifties..."

The only holdup is reportedly some technicalities where Gruden is apparently owed money by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which would be a roadblock from him owning the Browns due to the NFL's byzantine ownership rules.

This one definitely falls into "the voices in your head don't count as relaible sources" until further notice.

(via WREG)