The day marks just one day after the 20-year anniversary of the day Gruden first signed on the dotted line to be the head coach in 1998.
It was a fun final game for the McDonough/Gruden combination, and whoever ESPN tabs to fill the role will nearly certainly not do the job like Gruden did, for (mostly) better and for worse.
Which is what led to ESPN play-by-play man Sean McDonough's attempt at bidding Gruden, an analyst with the network, a classy farewell before their call of the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs wild-card game Saturday afternoon.
Gruden, who reportedly has agreed to a 10-year contract worth an estimated $100 million, responded by basically saying it's not a done deal before quickly deflecting to the game at hand. Not only have you lived up to it, you've enhanced it in your performance here, but I know you're looking forward to getting back to coaching. "We congratulate you as you head back to the sideline with the Raiders". "Nothing's official yet. These Chiefs fans have been on my case since I got here".
Local jobless rate rises slightly
In November, 7,765 people were unemployed, 495 fewer than in October, and 661 fewer than in November 2016, the department said. Labor force numbers for Tennessee: Tennessee's work force of 3,222,200 showed 3,123,800 working and 98,400 unemployed.
15 years after the franchise traded him to the Tampa Bay Bucs following the 2001 season, he returns to the Black Hole.
Jon Gruden is the new coach of the Raiders, the team announced this evening. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title over Oakland the following season.
He has been with ESPN since 2009.
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