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05:26 PM ET 01.02 | ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst Jon Gruden has yet to schedule any interviews for vacant head coaching positions in the NFL, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com on Wednesday afternoon. Gruden has been rumored as being in high-demand to return to the NFL. Having last coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, Gruden was hired by ESPN in 2009 to join the "Monday Night Football" booth. Since then, he has gained acclaim and anticipation for an eventual return to the NFL has grown. With seven vacancies in the NFL, his name has commonly surfaced as a possibility.

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January 2, 2013  05:41 PM ET

The best thing that could happen is to have none of these teams contact Gruden for their head coaching position. Don't feed this guy's ego, and maybe he'll just go away. I'm tired of hearing his name mentioned for every single college or NFL coaching position.

January 2, 2013  05:42 PM ET

The best thing that could happen is to have none of these teams contact Gruden for their head coaching position. Don't feed this guy's ego, and maybe he'll just go away. I'm tired of hearing his name mentioned for every single college or NFL coaching position.

January 2, 2013  05:45 PM ET

Some desperate team will contact him.

January 2, 2013  05:46 PM ET

I question how much fire he has in the belly and if he has been out too long (the Cowher effect).

January 2, 2013  06:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The best thing that could happen is to have none of these teams contact Gruden for their head coaching position. Don't feed this guy's ego, and maybe he'll just go away. I'm tired of hearing his name mentioned for every single college or NFL coaching position.

Amen!

January 2, 2013  07:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The best thing that could happen is to have none of these teams contact Gruden for their head coaching position. Don't feed this guy's ego, and maybe he'll just go away. I'm tired of hearing his name mentioned for every single college or NFL coaching position.

Yeah, but someone will call him......(that might be a good thing if it gets him off MNF)

January 2, 2013  07:16 PM ET

Right now he's undefeated and has the fire in his belly, if he does sign a contract will he be honest to the press?will he maintain that handsome smile? Will he bark at his wife and kids? I think it's better to be undeafeated and smile like John Madden did!!!

January 2, 2013  07:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The best thing that could happen is to have none of these teams contact Gruden for their head coaching position. Don't feed this guy's ego, and maybe he'll just go away. I'm tired of hearing his name mentioned for every single college or NFL coaching position.

Agreed. You were so right you said it twice!

January 2, 2013  07:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Right now he's undefeated and has the fire in his belly, if he does sign a contract will he be honest to the press?will he maintain that handsome smile? Will he bark at his wife and kids? I think it's better to be undeafeated and smile like John Madden did!!!

He's got the best job in football right now and he's making $4.2MM a year. He doesn't work more than two or three days a week and the ONLY pressure he has is to say something witty during the game. How freakin' hard can that be? I'd ride that horse absolutely as long as I could. Great gig!

January 2, 2013  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I question how much fire he has in the belly and if he has been out too long (the Cowher effect).

He was born a coach...his fire will never die until he does...he'll be back

January 2, 2013  08:13 PM ET

"ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst Jon Gruden has yet to schedule any interviews..."

I heard he's managed to set up an interview for himself on ESPN II. Not clear who'll be interviewing him yet.

January 2, 2013  08:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He was born a coach...his fire will never die until he does...he'll be back

A legend, in his own mind.

January 2, 2013  09:36 PM ET

It sounds like Gruden himself has done nothing to fuel any of the rumors about himself and any coaching vacancies. Maybe the "journalists" who come up with this drivel should stop pulling this stuff out of their arses and wait until there is actually something to write about for a change.

January 2, 2013  09:54 PM ET

Who is spreading these rumors, his agent? Remember at Tampa Bay when he carry 3 QBs and could not groom any of them. No team is after him as coach when there are many up and coming assistant coaches that can be hire.

January 2, 2013  10:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It sounds like Gruden himself has done nothing to fuel any of the rumors about himself and any coaching vacancies. Maybe the "journalists" who come up with this drivel should stop pulling this stuff out of their arses and wait until there is actually something to write about for a change.

Good idea.

 
January 3, 2013  01:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A legend, in his own mind.

Gruden moved to the right team at the right time.

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