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Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

06 January, 2018, 02:12 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Appearing on ESPN's Golic and Wingo (h/t Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com) on Wednesday, Gruden confirmed he has spoken with Raiders owner Mark Davis regarding the opening and added, "I think there's a good chance", when asked about whether he would accept the job.

The Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday at the conclusion of the team's 6-10 season in which they missed the postseason and finished third in the AFC West. The defense struggled mightily before a late-season switch from fired coordinator Ken Norton Jr.to play-caller John Pagano.

Gruden is said to have agreed to a 10-year deal worth more than $100 million with the team he coached from 1998-2001.

Current Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson will be Oakland's offensive coordinator, while former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will serve in the same capacity under Gruden.

The Raiders are scheduled to have two more seasons in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas.

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.

The Rooney Rules requires National Football League teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching vacancies. The team has not commented on the search and might have already conducted that interview. Shell went 2-14 that season and was sacked after one year.



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