Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach

Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach

Gruden has been the analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football since 2009 and is now tasked with turning around a Raiders team that vastly underachieved in 2017.

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

Jon Gruden has returned to don the Silver and Black, and will officially be Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders once again.

Despite several changes coming on Oakland's coaching staff, ESPN reported general manager Reggie McKenzie will remain with the team.

But there has been mostly a run of losing seasons under nine coaches as only the Cleveland Browns had lost more games during Gruden's 16-year absence than the Raiders.

Monday, the Packers announced that longtime general manager Ted Thompson would be transitioning to a new role with the team as its senior advisor to football operations leaving the door open for a potential McKenzie return. He last coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.

His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million. He is the second-youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl in National Football League history, winning a ring at age 39 in his first season with Tampa Bay. He has a 95-81 career record. He bounced around for a few more years before being hired Raiders owner Al Davis as the Head Coach in 1998. This is not the first time two brothers have been head coaches in the National Football League simultaneously. Shell went 2-14 that season and was sacked after one year. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title over Oakland the following season.

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