The Oakland Raiders made it official Tuesday: Jon Gruden is back as head coach.
Gruden, who went 38-26 in four seasons as the Raiders coach from 1998 to 2001, says he’s “ready to work.”
Along with current Oakland players, such as quarterback Derek Carr, numerous Raiders alumni were in attendance to welcome Gruden, including Tim Brown, Howie Long, Charles Woodson, Rich Gannon and more.
Here’s a snapshot of the scene from Alameda, California:
“Raider Nation, this is a big F’n deal.” – Mark Davis
Jon Gruden confirms he has hired three coordinators- OC Greg Olson, DC Paul Guenther, ST Rich Bisaccia
Mark Davis, Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie are all smiles.
“All of us want to know, Is there a no-trade clause in your contract.” – Charles Woodson, to Jon Gruden
“I’ve never met Marshawn Lynch. Even as a broadcaster. I’ve asked for Marshawn Lynch in production meetings and have never met him. I’m anxious to sit down with him and meet him and talk about his future.” – Jon Gruden, on Marshawn Lynch.
When a sign says it all…
Charles Woodson, Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, Mike Haynes, Howie Long, Jim Otto, James Lofton and Rich Gannon are among the Raiders alumnus in attendance for Jon Gruden’s introductory Press Conference.
The Raiders have put together some info on their new coach.
Rich Gannon flourished under the tutelage of Jon Gruden during his first stint as Raiders coach. Gannon morphed from journeyman to NFL Most Valuable Player in 2002.
Howie Long, Dave Casper, Jerry Rice and…Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin arrive for the Jon Gruden presser.
Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett await Jon Gruden’s arrival.