• ESPN report names ESPN’s Jon Gruden as a possible Texans coach

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 9, 2013
    When the Texans fired Gary Kubiak last week, a report by John Clayton of ESPN positioned Jon Gruden of ESPN as a candidate for the job. McClain says the Texans won't pursue Mike Shanahan, even if he gets fired by the Redskins, nor ESPN analyst Jon Gruden. Perhaps Gruden can address his colleague’s report on Monday Night Football. Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that Gruden is “not expected” to pursue a job opening for the 2014 season. Smith’s presence on it isn’t exactly news, considering that Texans owner Bob McNair specifically mentioned that he plans to interview Smith for the job. From the story: "'You take over a sinking ship and it’s like trying to bale out water with a thimble,' longtime NFL defensive coordinator Rick Venturi, who was 2-17 in two stints as an interim coach, with Indianapolis in 1991 and New Orleans in 1996, described the job to NFP a few years ago.
    • RTC: Doubting it'll be Shanahan or Gruden

      Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says he has seen many lists about who's going to replace Texans coach Gary Kubiak and he'd like to cross a few names off the list. McClain says the Texans won't pursue M…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Gruden will remain at ESPN through 2014

      Jon Gruden will remain with ESPN through at least the 2014 season, the former Super Bowl-winning coach has confirmed.
      Source: ESPN.com

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