That ended up being Gruden's a year ago coaching, before serving almost a decade as ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst.
Gruden reportedly agreed to a 10-year contract that will pay him $10-million per season to coach the Raiders.
Gruden's expected hiring has been the worst-kept secret in the National Football League after the Raiders fired coach Jack Del Rio following the team's Week 17 loss.
Gruden was introduced as the Oakland Raiders' head coach on Tuesday. "Never been more appropriate than today", Mark Davis proclaimed Tuesday as he announced the hiring of coach Jon Gruden.
Wolf has already been linked to Cleveland, but may be intrigued by returning to Oakland and helping the McKenzie and Gruden team. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. What press conference ever begins with a hype video?
"Obviously this is very emotional for me. I haven't won a game since 2008, but I haven't lost one either". "I feel a lot of loyalty and I feel a lot of responsibility".
The Buccaneers ended the 2008 season with four losses in a row, and Gruden was sacked following the season. "I love the preparation, I love the journey, I love football". "This is what I want to do, this is the organization that I want to be a part of and I'm all in".
"In my heart I feel this is the thing to do", Gruden said when asked about why the timing was finally right. With that said, I've got a lot to prove, I know that. That deal was an obvious source of quizzing from the media, questions Gruden deftly deflected.
Other teams have also done it, with one of the most recent notable coaching hires being Joe Gibbs in Washington. "He's young. He's in his prime", Gruden said of Carr.