Jon Gruden Calls Tennessee Head Coaching Position His "Dream Job"

Former NFL head coach Jon Gruden was wooed by the Tennessee Volunteers after their head coaching job opened up following the 2012 season, and it seems like Gruden has a tinge of regret over not accepting the position.

In an interview with the SEC Network, Gruden addressed his "dream job" in Knoxville and how close he was to taking the position a few years back:

"I don't know how close. I love football. I'll be the first to tell you, I miss coaching. But I do look at my job here as a lot like coaching. i get a chance to be around it 364 days a year and I feel like I'm improving, but I don't have a team. Tennessee is a dream job for a lot of people, me included. Timing wasn't right. I'll say this about the Volunteers, they got the right guy. I think Butch Jones is going to put the Volunteers back on the map. It might happen this year."

While the ESPN NFL analyst likely won't be in contention for the Tennessee job again anytime soon, the former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers continues to be at the front of many college football and NFL teams' minds when it comes to a potential return for Gruden to the sidelines.

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