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Nottre Dame fires football coach

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Notre Dame football coach Bob Davie and his entire staff reportedly were fired Sunday, just one year after he received a five-year contract extension.

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Hurricanes seek spot in title game
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Davie denies he is on the way out
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Davie denies he will be dismissed

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A newspaper that covers Notre Dame athletics reported Friday that coach Bob Davie would be fired after the Fighting Irish's game Saturday against Purdue, a repo

Oakland 28, NY Giants 10

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Rich Gannon passed for 221 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, two of them going to Tim Brown, leading the Oakland Raiders to a 28-10 victory over the New York G

Oakland 28, NY Giants 10

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Rich Gannon passed for 221 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, two of them going to Tim Brown, leading the Oakland Raiders to a 28-10 victory over the New York G

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Raiders finally beat Broncos
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Oakland 38, Denver 28

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Rich Gannon threw three touchdown passes Monday night, two of them going to Tim Brown and two of them coming after he suffered a mild concussion, leading the Oa

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Victory parade set for Wednesday
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Nebraska, Miami 1-2 in BCS Ratings

Oakland 20, Philadelphia 10

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former Eagle Charlie Garner rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown Sunday and the Oakland Raiders dominated on defense to down Philadelphia, 20-10.

Oakland 20, Philadelphia 10

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former Eagle Charlie Garner rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown Sunday and the Oakland Raiders dominated on defense to down Philadelphia, 20-10.

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Arizona wins World Series opener
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Rams put unbeaten record on line

The St. Louis Rams put their unbeaten record on the line against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season, and Doug Flutie faces the team whic

Raiders' Armstrong out for season's Ar

ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Trace Armstrong, the Oakland Raiders' pass-rushing defensive end, ruptured his right Achilles tendon in Sunday's game against Seattle and will miss the rest of
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SBP2003012664 - SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach Jon Gruden hoists the Lombardi trophy after the Bucs beat Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, on Jan. 26, 2003, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Bucs defeated the Raiders 48-21. Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, center, and General Manager Rich McKay, right join with Gruden in celebration. jg/rlw/Earl Cryer UPI
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Jon David Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio), is an ESPN analyst and former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seven seasons and prior to that the Oakland Raiders for four seasons. In his first year as the head coach of Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII; at the time, Gruden was the youngest head coach ever to win a Super Bowl. Gruden currently serves as one of two color commentators on ESPN Monday Night Football along with Ron Jaworski.

Gruden attended Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana, where his father Jim Gruden served as an assistant to Dan Devine at the University of Notre Dame. Feeling he would not have a chance to play for the Fighting Irish, Jon Gruden chose not to attend Notre Dame, where he would have received free tuition as a coach's child. Instead, he attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. After just one year he transferred to the University of Dayton, where he lived at 3 Evanston and was the back-up quarterback to Phil Nussman under coach Mike Kelly from 1982 until 1984.

Immediately after graduating with a degree in communications, Gruden started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee during the 1986 season. He found his way as the quarterbacks coach at Southeast Missouri State for two years. He then moved to the University of the Pacific in 1989 as offensive assistant as the tight ends coach, where he coached Scott Lubow who was second team All Conference. He became the wide receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh under Paul Hackett in 1991. Walt Harris was the offensive coodinator at Tennessee, where Gruden was one of his graduate assistant coaches, and later hired him at Pacific.

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