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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 11/29/2010

Jon Gruden: 'I am committed to Monday Night Football'

By Cindy Boren

The firing of Randy Shannon by the University of Miami created a job opening and you know what that means. The Jon Gruden rumors immediately began to swirl.

There were reports that Chucky had initiated contact to discuss his return to coaching, that there was a $3 million offer ... but Gruden shot the talk out of the sky, at least for now, by issuing a statement through ESPN:

"I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike (Tirico), (Ron Jaworski) and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job."

By Cindy Boren  | November 29, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
 
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Chucky Cane will be his new name. Who turns down 3.4 million. Come on Man!

Posted by: nyx567 | November 29, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

He'll end up coaching in the NFL by the 2013/14 season.

Posted by: bowie2000 | November 29, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

so "that guy" is not interested... wonder who they will get?

Posted by: dman3241 | November 29, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Who turns down 3.4 million? A guy who makes 4.3 million sitting in a booth talking.

Posted by: grobinette | November 29, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

College has rules and you have to recruit. Jon will sit tight for an NFL gig.

Posted by: FLvet | November 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

jim zorn is avaiable

Posted by: tommycat | November 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Why the heck would he want a college job when he can probably make $5M/yr.in the NFL. Heck if he was available few years back the midget would have given him $7m/yr.

Posted by: mofares | November 29, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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