Jon Gruden named Raiders' coach


Which is what led to ESPN play-by-play man Sean McDonough's attempt at bidding Gruden, an analyst with the network, a classy farewell before their call of the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs wild-card game Saturday afternoon. He has a career coaching record of 95-81.

The Oakland Raiders announced their decision to hire Gruden via social media and on Twitter.

Gruden's ESPN broadcast partner Sean McDonough congratulated him during the broadcast but Gruden said "Nothing's official".

The 54-year-old coached the Raiders between 1998 and 2001, before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers, with Gruden, won Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 (48-21).

Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86
Van Dyke made his acting debut on his older brother's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and was a regular on " The Judy Garland Show ". He started his career he performing at military bases around the world before transitioning to the screen.

With Gruden's impending return to the Silver & Black sidelines, it seems like the ideal time to take a look back at one of the most famous (infamous?) trades in Raiders history.

No matter what the relationship was or wasn't, we weren't robbed of a heartfelt parting of the ways.

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after the team went 6-10 following a season in which they made the playoffs with a record of 12-4.

Last Wednesday, Gruden appeared on "Golic and Wingo" to talk about his answer the obvious question: Is he going to be the Raiders' next coach? You might be familiar with "Gruden's QB Camp", which was as segment on ESPN where Gruden would interview college quarterbacks entering the NFL Draft.

"Coach. great legacy on 'Monday Night Football, ' not only have you lived up to it, you've enhanced it with your performance here", McDonough continued.