Jon Gruden calls coaching Tennessee a “dream job”

If there wasn’t enough speculation about certain coaches getting back into the game, former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden has just given some fans hope for his future as a head coach. Only this time, he would want to take his talents to the world of college football, more specifically the SEC.

Gruden went into more detail that he would love to coach the Tennessee Volunteers if he were to ever get back into the coaching game. According to College Spun, Gruden called Butch Jones’s position a “dream job.”

Gruden: "Tennessee is a dream job for a lot of people, me included. Timing wasn't right. I'll say this about the Volunteers: They got…

— Brad Shepard (@Brad_Shepard) August 6, 2015

"…the right guy. I think butch jones is gonna put the Volunteers back on the map. It might happen this year…

— Brad Shepard (@Brad_Shepard) August 6, 2015

"…I really like that football team." (Vols fans don't know whether to laugh or cry.)

— Brad Shepard (@Brad_Shepard) August 6, 2015

I doubt that Tennessee fans would be upset if Gruden did come to Knoxville, but don’t count on it right now. He has a good gig going at ESPN as a Monday Night Football color commentator and analyst.

It’s kind of nice to think about Gruden coaching again one day, but I feel like he would be the one to take a position with his brother Jay, who is the current head coach of the Washington Redskins.

What do you think Tennessee fans? Would you be happy with Gruden being Jones’s replacement if he doesn’t pan out? Let us know in the comments below!

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