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"Nothing's official", Gruden said before announcing the Titans-Chiefs game for ESPN.

He is one of at least three coaches reported to have been definitely linked to Gruden's new staff, even though Gruden's position will not be official until Tuesday.

He last coached for the Silver & Black when the Raiders lost to the New England Patriots in the infamous "Tuck Rule Game", and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shortly after. Gruden spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 season after a 9-7 season. He has been out of coaching since being fired by Tampa Bay after the 2008 season.

Several other coaches have attempted the move, with the most successful being Dick Vermeil, who spent 14 years broadcasting between his burnout and second act that began in St. Louis and led to a Super Bowl title for the Rams.

Gruden will be inheriting a Raiders team that struggled, finishing with a highly-disappointing 6-and-10 record after going 12-4 in 2016. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons.

The team's pursuit of Gruden raised questions as to whether the Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule, which requires each National Football League franchise with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate. Gibbs returned to coaching in 2004 and his second stint in Washington wasn't almost as effective as his first. He came back in 2004 and had a 30-34 record in four seasons, leading Washington to two playoff berths.

The 52-year-old Shurmur, who had a two-year stint as the Cleveland Browns' head coach, was the fourth person the Giants have spoken in their search to find a replacement for Ben McAdoo, who was sacked on December 4 after less than two years on the job. "More specifically, the source says the early years are much closer to $5 million annually than $10 million". He also helped quarterback Case Keenum have a career year.

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