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Jon Gruden likely to return to coaching, Rich Gannon says

Rich Gannon says he thinks former Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is likely to return to coaching.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Dec. 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM   |   Comments

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Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Former NFL MVP Rich Gannon said he thinks his former coach for the Oakland Raiders, Jon Gruden, will return to coaching.

"I've had conversations with Jon in the past. I don't think it's outside the realm of possibilities," Gannon said of Gruden's possible return to the Raiders.

Gruden also coached the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Gruden had been rumored to be under consideration for the Houston Texans job, but he said he planned to finish out his commitment to ESPN as an analyst through 2014.

Gruden "still has the desire to get back and [coach] at some point," Gannon said.

"I don't know when. I don't know where, but I know this, that he had two bad experiences as a head coach with some owners that he just had a tough time with," Gannon said. "And you know I think it's pretty clear that he didn't necessarily see eye to eye with [Raider's General Manager Al] Davis and I think he was really disappointed at what happened with the Glazers [In Tampa Bay]... and I think he wants to go somewhere where he's got an owner that's not gonna, you know, try and pick the roster and try and call the plays, and just a guy that he can just come in and work for and hire a staff and get the thing turned around."

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