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Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Posted on: December 1, 2010 6:51 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

What a whirlwind few days it's been down in South Beach.  We've gone from Jon Gruden is the next head coach at Miami to Jon Gruden isn't interested in Miami to Jon Gruden is interested in Miami after all and then to the final details are being hammered out.  You know, unless there's a "glitch" in the proceedings.

Well, our next turn on the Gruden rollercoaster provides such a glitch.  According to the Miami Herald, Gruden did in fact meet with Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt on Wednesday morning, but it doesn't look like he's going to be accepting any offer anytime soon.

"Gruden was cordial," a member of the Miami Board of Trustees told the paper. "He listened to everything UM had to say but no offer was made. He said he didn't want to go further because he is keeping all his options open, including the NFL.

"He didn't say yes. He didn't say no. But in effect, it's probably a no because it will take months before the NFL jobs come open and UM can't wait that long.''

In other words, Mr. Gruden appreciates your interest, and he's flattered, but he's just not interested in Miami.  But don't worry, it's not you, Miami, it's him.  You see, this guy considers himself more of an NFL guy.  Sure, he showed up to see if you were willing to pony up so much money that he'd be stupid not to accept, but you didn't, and now he'll move on to his next NFL payday.*

Don't get your feelings hurt.  It's just business.

*Cue the 'Canes faithful who haven't quite accepted this yet to start with the "It's just a negotiating ploy!"
Comments

Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 1:29 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Not to be rude at all, but if you look on your keyboard, below the "K" there is a punctuation mark known as the comma.  It looks like this ",".  And below the "L", there is a punctuation mark known as a period.  It looks like this ".". 

It would be wonderful if you'd use one or two of these when you post, as it's extremely difficult to understand your post otherwise.

Sorry for being the grammar police, but jeez!



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

LOL. I mean, what else can you say to this. If you don't think Miami is a step down from Oklahoma in 2011, well, you obviously don't think.



Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:44 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

putting the style Mullen runs aside, money talks and the Miami job could pay him $3 million per.  i seriously doubt Mississippi State is in that range.  But who knows.  The Miami job is still a strong job with a solid history behind it. 



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:41 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Mike Belotti, former Oregon coach makes the most sense in Miami.



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:28 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Why can no one spell his name it's MULLEN not plural there's only 1 of him and Miami doesn't like the spread they've always run the pro style they will interview him and not hire him for the same reason they didn't hire leach because they won't agree with his coaching style and also he's about to get a new Contract at Mississippi State and i doubt he would step down from SEC even if he isn't at a premier SEC school it's still SEC i think the only place he would leave for is a bigger stronger SEC school such as Florida if Myer was gone or to Georgia something like that not go down to be lost at an ACC school and Miami isn't the U anymore its U don't wanna be seen there because it's garbage now not near the relevance it use to have



Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:18 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

If Bob Stoops said no to the University of Florida, where he has deep ties, why on Earth would he want to coach for the Canes, with their fickle fans, lack of facilities and tradition of has-beens and also-rans? 



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:01 pm
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Well, it was worth a shot and UM could have used the starpower of a coach like Gruden, but be as it may life must go on. I just hope they find someone who can lead the "U" back to the ranks of relevancy. Go Canes.Laughing



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:50 am
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Oh come on now Canes fans -- you of all people should know that Oklahoma won in 2000, as I recall griping then Bobby Bowden used his influence with the voters to shaft you guys out of the game (which is probably true, both that you should have been there, and that FSU shouldn't have been).
As far as accomplishments go, I wouldn't try rattling sabers with Sooner Nation though.  You're both roughly equivalent overall from a historical perspective re: championships and so forth.  However, OU has continued being a good team last decade, while I can't say the same for Miami over the past 7 years.  Moments of promise here and there, but OU is on a different level right now.

About the only reason someone comes to the U right now is because they need to repair their career, and the undeniable proximity to talent would help that cause immensely.  That points squarely at Mike Leach, who could turn Miami back into a legit contender.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:44 am
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

One post on here thought Miami could get Bob Stoops. I'm like, ok, we're talking about Miami. I had no clue there was so much kool-aid drinkers out there. Now, Miami is a pretty good job, but it's not the cat's meow.




Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:40 am
 

Gruden doesn't seem interested in Miami

Can u imagine JIM Kelly Head coach, Bernie offensive Cordinatior, Ray Lewis Def Cor, Irvin Wide recivers coach. Vinney T as Quarter Back Coach----Sounds Good, But Just Dreaming.  ck out Mike Leach


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