Jon Gruden expected to become new head coach of Raiders


"I know him", Derek Carr said Sunday when asked about the Gruden reports.

"He told me he loved me and appreciated all I did to get this program going in the right direction, but that he felt the need to change", Del Rio said.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Oakland (6-10) will try to lure former Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden out of the broadcast booth to take over.

Jon Gruden coached in Oakland for four good years, leading the Raiders to four consecutive.500-or-better seasons, including two playoff appearances and an AFC Championship.

Gruden's Raiders candidacy also complicates his current job status as Monday Night Football color commentator. Which will be critical for the Raiders during what likely will be their previous year in Oakland. In his first season in Tampa, Gruden got his revenge as he led the Bucs to a 12-4 regular season and crushed the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, 48-21. However, with so many coaching vacancies expected, that shouldn't last long.

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Pagano finished his first head coaching job with a 56-46 record, including a 3-3 mark in the playoffs. Rapoport added that Gruden was assembling a coaching staff in anticipation of returning to coaching, one that includes his former QB, Rich Gannon. The Raiders must comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process.

Gruden has spent the past nine seasons working as an announcer for ESPN and is scheduled to work the playoff game Saturday in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

Tom Flores was the first Hispanic coach to win a Super Bowl and the team also hired Hue Jackson as coach in 2011 and now employs Reggie McKenzie as general manager.

Gruden is familiar with Morton from the pair's time with Raiders on either side of the millennium.