Former Bucs coach Gruden hired by Oakland Raiders, will earn $100 million

Tricia Pearson
January 6, 2018

The Raiders have called a news conference for Tuesday, at which they are expected to name Gruden the team's next coach.

The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday. He was sacked by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season and has been in the broadcast booth since.

Steve Corkran of RaidersSnakePit.com first reported the news.

Current Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson will be Oakland's offensive coordinator, while former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will serve in the same capacity under Gruden.

"It's been a long couple of weeks", Gruden said in a recent interview after speaking with the Raiders organization.

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Oakland's press conference will come after Gruden makes his final appearance for ESPN on Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans.

Gruden spent four seasons as coach in Oakland from 1998-2001.

Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst, coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, winning AFC West titles in his last two seasons.

His final game with Oakland was among the most controversial losses in National Football League history, when the Raiders lost to the New England Patriots on the infamous Tom Brady "Tuck Rule" non-fumble call. He has a 95-81 career record.

"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with". Late owner Al Davis hired Art Shell in 2006, 11 years after firing him the first time. He came back in 2004 and had a 30-34 record in four seasons, leading Washington to two playoff berths.

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