The Chattanooga Times Free Press has learned from sources close to the process that Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden has been extended an offer to succeed Derek Dooley.
Sources confirmed that while details are still being negotiated, the university's offer is very lucrative and there is no firm deadline on a decision.
Gruden's decision likely will hinge on the money the school is willing to pay for his potential staff, the sources say.
"Right now, the money is there for him [Gruden], but they aren't as close as he would like for his assistants," one source said. "It could happen as soon as this weekend or go into next week, but he's pretty firm where he is and has already spoken with the guys he wants to be on the staff with him."
According to a different source, "He's told them they aren't close enough on money for the staff. He's very interested, but if they don't come up with what they need for the assistants, he's told them he's out."
Rumors began to surface late Wednesday afternoon that talks had broken down and that Gruden was no longer a candidate for the job. However, according to Times Free Press sources, that is not the case. As of Thursday evening, Gruden had weighed an offer but countered that more money would be needed for the staff he is assembling.
Posted by NorthGAVol on 11/29 at 10:50 pm to volfan30 VOLS/Gruden thread? DaleDenton will be here in 3..2.. Post Reply • Back to Top Posted by DaleDenton on
11/29 at 10:52 pm to volfan30 You guys putting all your eggs in one basket, eh? Post Reply • Back to Top
Got killed with hits I guess