According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, both Arkansas and Tennessee are now pursuing former Buccaneers and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
Arkansas is reportedly ready to make Gruden the highest paid head coach in the SEC.
Former Buccaneers and Raiders coach Jon Gruden has been one of the most coveted coaching candidates since leaving the game for the broadcast booth after the 2008 season, and has been approached by multiple NFL owners and universities in recent years, with Arkansas and Tennessee of the SEC ranking as the latest to covet him.
Both universities want Gruden, sources said, as they try to get back to being powers in the challenging SEC. The Razorbacks are prepared to make their next coach the highest-paid in the SEC, according to sources close to the program, and budget will not be an issue.
I can’t imagine Gruden coaching a college team over an NFL team, but I could be wrong.