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Oakland Raider's recycling program: Jon Gruden returns as head coach

08 January, 2018, 03:13 | Author: John Swanson
  • Gruden returns as Raiders' head coach

Confirming the worst-kept secret in sports, the Oakland Raiders announced Saturday that Jon Gruden will be their next head coach.

Gruden reportedly will receive a 10-year contract worth $100 million.

The announcement comes almost 20 years to the day when Gruden was first introduced as the Raiders' coach.

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The Raiders Research Project, a repository of historical information not readily available online or from the notoriously secretive Oakland Raiders, is back in action and once again working in conjunction with Silver & Black Report.

It was a fun final game for the McDonough/Gruden combination, and whoever ESPN tabs to fill the role will nearly certainly not do the job like Gruden did, for (mostly) better and for worse.

From 1998 to 2001, Jon Gruden coached the Raiders and in four seasons.

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His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million. "We congratulate you as you head back to the sideline with the Raiders".

The Buccaneers, with Gruden, won Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 (48-21).

The Raiders were in need of a coach after they chose to part ways with Jack Del Rio.

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The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after the team went 6-10 following a season in which they made the playoffs with a record of 12-4. In 2009, Gruden got behind the ESPN color analyst desk for Monday Night Football. Could he be the man to replace Gruden on ESPN? He is the second-youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl in National Football League history, winning a ring at age 39 in his first season with Tampa Bay.

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