Friday, November 30, 2012

The Jon Gruden to Tennessee meme just won't die.

The Jon Gruden to Tennessee saga might be over just yet. The Chattanooga Times-Free Press claimed on Thursday night the the school has given Gruden an offer to become the new head football coach of the Volunteers.

"Sources confirmed that while details are still being negotiated, the university's offer is very lucrative and there is no firm deadline on a decision.

Gruden's decision likely will hinge on the money the school is willing to pay for his potential staff, the sources say.

"Right now, the money is there for him [Gruden], but they aren't as close as he would like for his assistants," one source said. "It could happen as soon as this weekend or go into next week, but he's pretty firm where he is and has already spoken with the guys he wants to be on the staff with him."
According to a different source, "He's told them they aren't close enough on money for the staff. He's very interested, but if they don't come up with what they need for the assistants, he's told them he's out."

Newspaper sources should ordinarily be taken more serious than internet or local radio. With this story however, all sources seem to involve voices in heads, so be warned.

(via The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)