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Report: Gruden to leave ESPN and coach at Miami

Former head coach has been linked to several NFL and college jobs in the past. Dave Miller

Print This November 28, 2010, 06:50 PM EST

If Jon Gruden indeed leaves ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth, it may not be for an NFL head coaching job after all.

According to Lake Lewis of Sports Journey Broadcast Network, the former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Bucs head coach will take over for the dismissed Randy Shannon at Miami.

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The reported deal would be worth roughly $3 million per season.

Lewis posted the following on his Twitter page:

My scoop on Gruden to UM is from a credible source I respect who is a former ESPN radio guy and also another scoop is a UM great. No lies here...

Whether or not the report is true, there’s no question that Miami’s administration is looking to make a splash with this hire, and Gruden would give the Hurricanes a fiery, offensive leader — essentially the opposite of the ousted Shannon.

It obviously seems to be too soon for Miami to have a replacement for Shannon set in stone, and the 'Canes are expected to perform a thorough national search. However, at the very least, could Gruden be the top contender for the opening?

Email dave.miller@nationalfootballpost.com or follow me on Twitter at Miller_Dave

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