Report: Tennessee power brokers in Tampa to 'pitch' Jon Gruden
According to reports, the Tennessee Volunteers are getting ready to make their pitch to Jon Gruden.
Gruden has been linked to a number of rumors surrounding Knoxville since Sunday’s firing of Butch Jones. One Wednesday article indicated that Gruden was still a viable option for the position despite conflicting rumors.
It has since been reported that Tennessee administrators and boosters were in Tampa as of Wednesday evening to give their pitch to the coach. The reports were shared on Twitter Thursday afternoon:
Have worked w/ @GrantRamey & we have confirmed John Currie/#Vols powerbrokers have been in Tampa since last night following their circuitous flight route to make ‘The Pitch’ to Gruden. Ramey will have full story.
— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) November 16, 2017
I can confirm that 3 planes with Tennessee boosters & Admin were in Tampa last night. One plane picked up an individual in Chicago & stopped in Nashville & Knoxville before Tampa.
— Trey Wallace (@TreyW_Radio) November 16, 2017
There are already reports out that Gruden has reached out to former players and coaches should he accept the position with the Volunteers.