The Coaching Search: Jon Gruden

Written July 22nd, 2011 by Eric

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with a look at the next name on the list for head coach.  You may recall some of the names we’ve already featured in this series.

Jon Gruden

Many fans have expressed many ideas regarding the Ohio State coaching search.  Urban Meyer and Bo Pelini are two of the biggest that we’ve already taken a look at.  Mentioned in the same breath with those two illustrious names is another young bright star of the coaching profession – Jon Gruden.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time Gruden’s name has come up in a coaching search in the last six months.  He was first suggested as a replacement for Randy Shannon at Miami, followed by Rich Rodriguez at Michigan.  He was also offered, and turned down, a position as offensive coordinator at Oregon.  The Ohio State job is simply the most recent addition to the list.

Gruden has spent 11 years on the highest stage of football with varying success.  There is plenty of debate regarding his success – specifically that his greatest have come due to the hard work of others.  There is no debate, however, that he is very good in his own right.  That makes him worth a look for this position.

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