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King shoots down Gruden-to-Hurricanes reports


We noted this evening that media outlets in Florida are reporting that Jon Gruden wants to coach the Miami Hurricanes.

Now we can pass along an emphatic report that it’s not going to happen.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated expressed certainty that it won’t happen, writing on Twitter, “Jon Gruden is not going to the University of Miami. Period.”

Gruden has been out of coaching since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired him after the 2008 season. The Miami job became available when Randy Shannon was fired on Saturday at the conclusion of a 7-5 regular season.

UPDATE: Gruden issued the following statement in response to the Miami reports: “I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike, Jaws and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job.”

UPDATE II: Video from King:

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