No, Jon Gruden Won’t Go From The NFL To D-II

To most of the country, a school like “Central State University” sounds precisely like the setting of a movie about college sports and a program where the ethics have begun to run dry, (movie trailer voice) until one man takes a stand. Think Western U in Blue Chips. Or Eastern State in The Program. Or Big State U in He Got Game. We could go on.

Jon Gruden Yelling
(Just a bit overqualified, sorry.)

But no, it’s real– Central State is a historically black school (HBCUs, the kids call ‘em) in Ohio. Their athletic director is someone you’ve probably heard of, Kellen Winslow Sr. No, not the effing soldier, his dad. This guy. Anyway, he had a job opening at CSU, so he contacted ousted Tampa Bay Bucs coach Jon Gruden about it. To nobody’s surprise, Gruden passed on the opportunity, but according to the HBCU SPORTS BLOG, KW1 seems to think his Marauders were just so, so close to landing him: Read more…