According to Jimmy Hyams of The Sports Animal in Knoxville Tennessee, former NFL head coach Jon Gruden has turned down the University of Tennessee head coaching job.
Jon Gruden is out as UT candidate. Informed UT recently after phone talks last week. UT never offered contract, source said.
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 30, 2012
This isn’t a surprise at all, I can’t imagine Gruden taking a college head coaching gig over an NFL one.