OT: Gruden @ HS spring practice on SC

Submitted by MGoPacquiao on July 14th, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Just wanted to give a heads up about a little series on the morning Sportscenters.  Jon Gruden helped out a high school team for their 3 week spring practice.  Parts 1 and 2 were today with him at practice giving pointers to the kids, then in the film room with the coaches. 


Space Coyote

July 14th, 2010 at 12:57 PM ^

He's waiting for the Michigan job to open up


In all honesty though I did hear at one point his one of his dream jobs would be to coach Michigan.  Of course, another dream job I heard he had was to coach Notre Dame.  If we wanted to get back to the Bo way of doing things, well, how would Bo feel about that?  To hell with Notre Dame!


July 14th, 2010 at 11:33 AM ^

Big difference between coaching a few players here and there and head coaching an NFL/college football team.

Those guys put in some serious hours and are under a ton of stress.

He does seem to really enjoy it though, and I would love to see him come back to coaching sometime in the future. 


July 14th, 2010 at 11:12 AM ^

So apparently the rules on the # of coaches you can have are a little less stringent in high school than college?  I'm surprised this isn't a violation of some kind.

\ nerd who never played sports in high school
\\ had some glorious moments in quiz bowl though


July 14th, 2010 at 11:18 AM ^

Referring to his son as a "sawed-off Tim Tebow" after a nice run was pretty funny. 

If Gruden ever goes back to coaching, I hope it's in college.  Gurden is ingratiating at first, but his act wears thin after four or five years.  In college, you only have a kid for four or five years.  This sounds like the proverbial "match made in heaven."


July 14th, 2010 at 12:07 PM ^

Probably fun and relaxing for him.

Wonder how one would price his services for doing this with High School staffs?  It would seem that there would be a market to have Gruden to come in as a consultant, and there are a lot of high schools that have the booster support to do so.  Might be kind of cool to have a hobby that could pay big bucks.


July 14th, 2010 at 5:15 PM ^

is the man and was a phenomenal hire by ESPN...he is probably helping out the OL at his son's high school because as far as I know, his son is the quarterback and he probably doesn't want him getting hurt.