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Oakland Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as new coach

Oakland Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as new coach

The Alabama native played in the National Football League for four seasons, including one year with the Oakland Raiders in 2003.

Jon Gruden is finally back in coaching and he'll be introduced as the Oakland Raiders' head coach at noon PST here at team headquarters.

Gruden, 54, was traded in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by late Raiders owner Al Davis, who fetched two first-round picks, two second-round picks and $8-million for the charismatic young coach. It should be quite the scene today for Gruden's return.

"I have a lot to prove".

Just so we close the loop-I was told the 2nd minority candidate the #Raiders interviewed for their head coaching position, before Jon Gruden was hired, was Tee Martin-USCs offensive coordinator/ wide receivers coach.

"I love the excitement and the thrill of competing".

Sean McVay was asked if he would be looking forward to coaching against his mentor, Jon Gruden, next season. "This is what I want to do, this is the organization that I want to be a part of and I'm all in".

I don't know whose idea it was to kick off a press conference with a hype video, but I can get behind that idea. Oakland won 12 games in 2016 to earn Del Rio a four-year extension but the team fell flat this season.

Gruden succeeds Jack Del Rio, who was sacked following a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 campaign for the Raiders. That deal was an obvious source of quizzing from the media, questions Gruden deftly deflected.

"I think he's got a huge upside", Gruden said.

Gruden did not elaborate on whether he had final say in personnel decisions but said he would work closely with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

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