Posted: Wednesday, November 28th 2012 at 10:37am
Jon Gruden: No offer to coach Tennessee Volunteers
By The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jon Gruden says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns.
Memphis TV station WREG reported Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a piece of the Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Their father, Jim, played on Tennessee's 1951 national championship team.
Gruden, a former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst, said Wednesday on ESPN's ``Mike & Mike In The Morning'' show there is ``no truth'' to the report.
Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis says the report is ``completely erroneous.'' Tennessee didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.
Tennessee is looking to replace Derek Dooley, who was fired on Nov. 18.
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