More Grumors: Jon Gruden spotted in Knoxville on Friday
The “Grumors” haven’t really died down in Knoxville since Paul Finebaum said he was told Jon Gruden would be Tennessee’s No. 1 target if it made a head coaching change this season.
But on Friday, they heated up even more, as Gruden was actually spotted in downtown Knoxville strolling around Market Square.
What was Gruden doing in Knoxville?
That much is unclear at this point, though there has been a ton of speculation.
Some people have mentioned that Gruden has a son who attends the University of Tennessee, so he could have been in town to see him. Others have pointed out that he’s calling the upcoming Monday Night Football game in Nashville between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, so he’s probably already in the state of Tennessee.
But why would he be in Knoxville, which is about two and a half hours away from the Music City? Some others have said he’s in town specifically for the Tennessee-South Carolina game on Saturday.
Speculate for yourself.
Tennessee fans and local media confirmed that Gruden was, indeed, in town.
Just walked out of the dentist’s office on Gay Street. Imagine my surprise to see Jon Gruden leisurely strolling on the opposite sidewalk.
— David Cobb (@DavidWCobb) October 13, 2017
Gruden’s kid goes to UT and he’s calling a game in Nashville Monday, but let’s go crazy anyway.
— Brian Rice (@briancrice) October 13, 2017
If I was Jon Gruden, I would come to Knoxville periodically just to freak everybody out. The hold he has on this town is incredible.
— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) October 13, 2017
Jon Gruden in Market Square with a couple of Vol faithful, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/88NDwQTJPU
— 8thMaxim.com (@8thMaxim) October 13, 2017
A.) Doesn’t Gruden have a kid that goes to UT?
B.) Aren’t the Titans on Monday Night Football?
C.) Nevermind. Y’all have fun. You deserve it
— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) October 13, 2017
Jon Gruden sighting in Knoxville: pic.twitter.com/NDEGDm78gn
— Pressley Dawson (@pressley_dawson) October 13, 2017
— Barstool Rocky Top (@BarstoolTenn) October 13, 2017
And let’s dispel with this fiction that Jon Gruden doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows EXACTLY what he’s doing.
— gmannVOLS (@gmannVOLS) October 13, 2017
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 13, 2017
Jon Gruden Is In Knoxville, Tennessee Fans Are Freaking Out https://t.co/MBitqF09f7
— The Spun (@TheSpun) October 13, 2017