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So about that Gruden to Miami rumor...

Posted on: November 28, 2010 11:44 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Squash it.  Squash it like a palmetto bug beneath your foot.  

The rumor of the day had been that Jon Gruden, a former NFL head coach that won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers and currently works for ESPN, was going to be taking over for Randy Shannon at Miami.  It was all the rage on Twitter, and even the Sun-Sentinel reported that Gruden had contacted the school about the job opening.

Well, that may all be true, but as of Sunday night, Gruden finally spoke publicly.  He's not going to be taking the job at Miami.

"I am committed to MNF & to ESPN," said Gruden in a statement released on Sunday night. "I enjoy working with Mike [Tirico], [Ron Jaworski] and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job."

Doesn't sound like the words of a man who is on the verge of signing a contract with Miami in the near future, does it?  Of course, there will be those Miami fans who were so excited about the idea that will tell themselves that Gruden never said he ISN'T going to Miami in his statement, and that this is just a ploy to get more money and blah blah blah.

Listen, he's not coming. I'm sorry, I know you got excited by the idea, but it's just not happening. Things are going to be okay, I promise.  Miami is still a nice destination for a head coach, you'll be able to find somebody.  Besides, did you really want Gruden?  I mean, did you want to subject yourself to having to hear about THIS GUY and THIS GUY and how they're a FOOTBALL PLAYER every day for the next few years?

No.  Of course you didn't.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:19 pm

So about that Gruden to Miami rumor...

You base this on UM being a private school with "no money"? UM's Endowment is nearly 600 Million Dollars with 15K students while UF's is 1Billion with 50K students, and that includes the gatorade money...UM is fine financially, as for parity, you are right, it is hard to get a coach with so many good jobs available every year.  What Miami has that practically noone else does is south Florida Recriting, and rings.  Miami will be around for a while and relevance will come back.  Hey!, maybe even UF will want to schedule UM again, if we don't get too good that is...

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:05 pm

So about that Gruden to Miami rumor...

Tom, So you wrote this piece simply to tell Miami fans that Gruden is not coming to Miami?  We heard him yesterday and you "piece" adds nothing of more value other than obviously the joy that it must bring to your heart that he is coming and then tell us about it.  this seems more like a "nanee nanee boo boo"...I hope you don't get paid for writing this kind of elementary commentary...

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 12:32 pm

So about that Gruden to Miami rumor...

Miami is not a good job anymore...They are a private school with no money and with all the parity in college football now they cant win like they did in the 80's....sorry cane fans, youll be getting another no name and will be watching more 7-5 or 8-4 seasons at best for many years to with it

Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 12:09 pm

So about that Gruden to Miami rumor...

This might be the dumbest article ever, Gruden did what every candidate does, denies interest.
If Gruden came to the Canes, they would be back in a huge way.

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