Oakland Raiders to name Jon Gruden head coach on Tuesday

Oakland Raiders to name Jon Gruden head coach on Tuesday

The Raiders will officially announce the hiring of Jon Gruden at a press conference on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Many coaches and National Football League people close to Gruden were convinced by Thanksgiving that Gruden, who has toyed with putting together coaching staffs in the past, was actually intent on doing it, and with both of his former head-coaching franchises (Oakland and Tampa Bay) mulling coaching changes, the odds were greater than ever of a return.

Gruden was known as an in your face head coach with both the Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This season Oakland missed the playoffs with a final record of 6-10, after ending a 14-year postseason drought a season ago finishing 12-4.

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Gruden coached the Raiders between the 1998 and 2001 seasons. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons.

"I can tell you we believe the Rooney Rule was complied with", Lockhart said. He won the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers, beating the Raiders. "Minority candidates were interviewed and we will wait and see the decision they make".

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that Gruden has already planned three key hires: Greg Olson (current Rams quarterback coach) as offensive coordinator, Paul Guenther (current Bengals defensive coordinator) as defensive coordinator and Rich Bisaccia (current Cowboys special teams coach) as speical teams coach. Shell went 2-14 that season and was sacked after one year.

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