"Well thank you", demurred Gruden, who is set to be introduced as the Raiders' head coach on Monday.
He's expected to remain the GM for the Raiders under new coach Jon Gruden.
Tyler Bischoff hosts Coaches Corner on AM 720 KDWN Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm. ESPN reported the day before the Raiders' season finale that Mark Davis, the team's owner and the son of Al Davis, was prepared to make Gruden a lucrative offer.More news: Indian held for 'sexually assaulting' woman on USA flight
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That led to the decision to fire Del Rio following his third season and go hard after Gruden. He added fuel to the fire this summer when he talked about the prospect of coming back to coach with PewterReport.com, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers news site.
For what it's worth, no coach has won a Super Bowl with multiple teams. From 1998-2001, Gruden was head coach of the Oakland Raiders compiling a record of 38-28 with two playoff appearances that ended in the AFC Wild Card rounds to the Baltimore Ravens. Washington and Oakland are not scheduled to play again until 2021. Jim and John Harbaugh were active for four seasons from 2011-14 in San Francisco and Baltimore, respectively. Both the league and the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the diversity group that works closely with the NFL on its minority hiring practices, say the Raiders complied with the rule. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Raiders were not releasing the names of candidates.
DICK VERMEIL: Vermeil had a successful seven-year run as coach of Philadelphia from 1976-82, taking the Eagles to their first Super Bowl following the 1980 season.