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Posted at 8:10 AM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Jon Gruden listens to Miami Hurricanes AD, just wants to help 'find right guy'

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 2:48 p.m.

Jon Gruden talked about his relationship with the University of Miami this afternoon and said he was never interested in coaching the Hurricanes.

"My brother went to the U of M medical school, Gruden said on a conference call, via Pro Football Talk. "I'm a big fan. I want the Hurricanes to do well. If I can help [Miami athletic director] Kirby [Holcutt] and the Hurricanes find the right guy, I'm here to help him do that. It was an exploratory meeting. ... We never got into specifics of the coaching job.'"

Gruden said of coaching Miami: "That was not something I wanted to do. I'm excited with where I am and that's the bottom line."

Filed at 8:10 a.m.

Jon Gruden said he was committed to "Monday Night Football" and it appears that a meeting with the University of Miami athletic director didn't change his mind.

Kirby Hocutt had a purely exploratory conversation with Gruden about becoming coach of the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

"Gruden was cordial, he listened to everything UM had to say, but no offer was made. He said he didn't want to go further because he is keeping all his options open, including the NFL," a Miami trustee told the Miami Herald. "He didn't say yes. He didn't say no. But in effect, it's probably a no because it will take months before the NFL jobs come open and UM can't wait that long.''

On Wednesday, a source close to Gruden told CBSSports.com that there was a "zero-percent chance" Gruden would take the 'Canes job.

Norby Williamson, an ESPN executive vice president, said he expects Gruden to remain with "MNF."

"My feeling is Jon is in Year 2 of a long-term contract, and we expect Jon to be on 'Monday Night Football' doing what he's been doing for a long time to come,'' Williamson said in a conference call.

By Cindy Boren  | December 2, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
Categories:  College football, NFL  
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