NFL: Tampa Bay 13, Tennessee 10

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A 43-yard field goal by Matt Bryant with 11 seconds left in the game lifted Tampa Bay to a 13-10 win over Tennessee Sunday.

Another Tampa Bay running back injured

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost another running back to injury with Michael Pittman sustaining an ankle injury that will keep him out up to eight weeks.

Tampa Bay loses two to knee injuries

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams and left tackle Luke Petitgout have been lost to the NFL's Buccaneers for the season with knee injuries.

COL FB: North 27, South 0

MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Penn State's Tony Hunt was the MVP, rushing for 38 yards and a touchdown on eight carries Saturday, as the North beat the South, 27-0, in the Senior Bowl.

Chris Simms signs new contract

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Quarterback Chris Simms of Tampa Bay Wednesday signed a new multiyear deal with the NFL team.

Simeon Rice goes to injured reserve

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Because of a lingering right shoulder injury, Tampa Bay defensive end Simeon Rice Wednesday was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.

Knee surgery ends season for Walker

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Offensive tackle Kenyatta Walker of Tampa Bay is done for the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve on Wednesday because of knee surgery.

Replacement for injured QB Simms named

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- NFL rookie Bruce Gradkowski has been selected to quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in place of the injured Chris Simms.

Buccaneers sign David Boston

TAMPA, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- Wide receiver David Boston has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brian Griese out for the season

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay quarterback Brian Griese will not play again this season because of torn ligaments in his left knee.

NFL fines Ronde Barber

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The NFL Wednesday fined defensive back Ronde Barber of Tampa Bay $30,000 for striking an official in last Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

Tampa Bay's John Wade out for season

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without center John Wade for the balance of the season because of a knee injury.

Knee sprain sidelines Alstott 4 weeks

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A sprained right knee will sideline Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike Alstott for four weeks, Coach Jon Gruden said Monday.

Bucs' Griese to start at quarterback

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Brian Griese will start at quarterback for Tampa Bay Oct. 18 against the St. Louis Rams, Buccaneers' Coach Jon Gruden said Monday.

Chris Simms to start at QB for Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Chris Simms will start as quarterback for the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers against New Orleans Sunday.
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Jon Gruden
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

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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