Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders

  • Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders

Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders

Hours after the game, the Oakland Raiders made it official by sending out tweet and press release.

The announcement was made about an hour after Gruden had finished working as an analyst at the National Football League wild-card game between Tennessee and Kansas City on Saturday.

Del Rio was the Raiders' coach for three seasons, the longest tenure among the team's nine head coaches since Gruden's departure. The longtime head coach will reportedly sign a 10-year, $100 million contract.

After attending the University of Dayton, Gruden got his first start in coaching in 1986 as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

The Raiders fired Del Rio last week after the conclusion of a 6-10 season.

This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint.

The defensive line struggles with defense coordinator Ken Norton Jr., leading to a late-season firing and replacement with John Pagano.

Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons.

All this combined led to the firing of Del Rio at the conclusion of his third season and the fight to get Gruden. He returned to 2004, and in four seasons ended up with a 30-34 record, leading the Redskins to two playoff appearances. 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.

It's official, Jon, even if the Raiders haven't yet issued a statement. He last coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.

"There's a great legacy on 'Monday Night Football, ' " McDonough said. In 2011 he was on camera for the Outback and Orange Bowl games.