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Gruden offered Offensive Coordinator gig

by Roland Johnson on April 10, 2009

Ex Buccaneers Head Coach Jon Gruden has been offered the offensive coordinator gig at University of Oregon. Head Football coach of Oregon, Chip Kelly revealed to the Nashuatelegraph.com, that he has only offered that gig to one person, and that person is Jon Gruden.

Speculation was that Kelly was going to offer former UNH quarterback Ryan Day the job, who is currently receivers coach at Boston College, Kelly thoroughly cleared the air in a telephone interview with sports editor George Scione.

“I love Ryan, I talk to him all the time about things,” Kelly said. “but not about this. I have only offered the job to one man so far, and that was Jon Gruden.”

While, it is unclear whether or not Gruden is pondering the offer or not. If you remember earlier this off-season Gruden stated he wanted to be a guest coach at Oregon, but Kelly figured instead of just having him be a guest coach it was worth a shot to offer him the job out right. Kelly traveled to Florida in late February to talk football and formally offer Gruden the job.

Gruden declined, stating he wants to take a year off and spend time with family.

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