February 26, 2024

Jon Gruden’s name emerges as “big wildcard” candidate for Indiana job

Indiana University (and NOT the University of Indiana) is trying for a brand new soccer coach. An attention-grabbing name with NFL ties has emerged.

Bruce Feldman of TheAthletic.com mentions former Buccaneers and Raiders coach Jon Gruden as a “big wildcard candidate who has support with some key IU folks.”

It’s onerous to think about Gruden wanting the job, for numerous causes. He has by no means gave the impression to be somebody with the endurance to take care of school gamers and/or their mother and father. He additionally gave the impression to be somebody who would assume that individual job is beneath him.

Still, it’s not like his cellphone is ringing off the hook. If he desires to educate once more, that may be his best option.

Or possibly that is a part of an effort to sanitize his name and legitimize him as a candidate, after the ugliness that resulted in his abrupt departure from the Raiders in October 2021. So get his name in circulation, and see the way it goes.

Prediction? Not nicely.