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2014-03-07 12:23:27

Pro Football Analyst Jon Gruden, Actor Michael B. Jordan Serve as Ambassadors for DICK'S Foundation's 'Sports Matter' Program PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods and The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation today announced a $25 million multi-year commitment to support youth athletic programs including donations to local sports teams and the launch of the DICK'S Foundation's "Sports Matter" initiative. The Sports Matter program aims to address the growing...

2010-02-09 13:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference today at Rosen Shingle Creek, UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue announced Jay Gruden as Head Coach of the Florida Tuskers. Gruden previously served as Offensive Coordinator for the Tuskers. The Tuskers finished the season with a 6-1 record and an appearance in the UFL's Championship Game. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090608/NY29275LOGO ) "Jay Gruden was the natural choice as the next head coach of the Florida...

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2009-05-18 12:10:00

Former Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser as the third man in the broadcast booth for ESPN's Monday Night Football. Gruden will join play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski. This is a tremendous opportunity and I am very excited to be associated with ESPN and Monday Night Football, Gruden said in a statement released by ESPN. I grew up a fan of Monday Night Football and whether I've coached on Monday night or watched, I've hardly...

2009-02-04 18:50:49

The Oakland Raiders officially made interim coach Tom Cable the 17th head man during a formal news conference late Wednesday afternoon. Cable, 44, was named the Raiders' offensive line coach in 2007 before he succeeded the fired Lane Kiffin last September 30, and will be Oakland's fifth full-time coach since Jon Gruden left the team following the 2001 season. I'm honored to have the privilege and the responsibility to be the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he said. I look forward to...

2009-01-17 15:17:27

Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Raheem Morris was promoted to head coach Saturday, replacing the fired Jon Gruden. The Bucs also announced Mark Dominik was hired as general manager, succeeding Bruce Allen. The announcement came a day after Gruden and Allen were let go. Morris, who is 32, started last season as defensive backs coach and was elevated to defensive coordinator when Monte Kiffin left the team for a position at the University of Tennessee. In anything with change, you have...

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2009-01-16 18:35:00

Jon Gruden, who coached Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl victory six years ago, was fired Friday by the Buccaneers, along with General Manager Bruce Allen. Gruden became the Bucs' coach in 2002, when he was 39. His first team in Tampa won the Super Bowl, making him the youngest coach to do so. The Buccaneers ended this season with four straight losses, missing the playoffs. Allen became GM in 2004. We will be forever grateful to Jon for bringing us the Super Bowl title, and we thank Bruce for his...

2008-12-26 19:24:03

Tampa Bay secondary coach Raheem Morris has been promoted to succeed Monte Kiffin as the team's defensive coordinator. Morris, 32, will become one of the youngest coordinators in the NFL. After he returned to the Buccaneers in 2007, their pass defense jumped from 19th in 2006 to first last season. It was Christmas and I wanted to give him a Christmas present, Coach Jon Gruden told the Tampa Tribune. Kiffin resigned earlier this month to join the staff of his son, Lane, who was named at the...

2008-12-15 18:14:46

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is joining his son at the University of Tennessee. Lane Kiffin was introduced as Tennessee's new head football coach previously this month. I think we all respect his situation, we have tremendous respect for him, said Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden. We had a pretty good indication that he was going to join his son. Kiffin leaves the Buccaneers after joining the Tampa Bay staff for the 1996 season and building one of the best defenses in...

2008-11-19 15:53:27

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed starting running back Earnest Graham on the season-ending injured reserve list Wednesday with a severely sprained right ankle. Graham suffered the injury on his first carry in last Sunday's 19-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings and had to be helped to the sideline. In the week leading up to the game, Graham had been nursing a knee injury. I don't know the medical terms but right now it doesn't look like he will play anytime soon, Tamp Bay Coach Jon Gruden said...

2008-10-20 03:00:02

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Jeff Garcia threw for 310 yards and one touchdown, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bested the struggling Seattle Seahawks, 20-10, at Raymond James Stadium. Garcia completed 27-of-36 passes and Earnest Graham added a rushing touchdown for Tampa Bay (5-2). Antonio Bryant led all receivers with 115 yards and a score on six grabs. "Another pretty solid effort by the team, in the first half especially," said Garcia. "Offensively, we did some...


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