Jon Gruden Speaks on Tennessee Rumors on ESPN Radio

Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

This guy finally says words about the University of Tennessee.

So here's the story of the moment with Jon Gruden:

"No there isn't. Uh...I should probably tell my wife that because it does involve her and my kids. But no, there's no truth to that, I'm just excited about Monday Night Football and getting ready for the Giants and the Redskins."

Mike Greenberg then followed up with some joke about getting a cabinet position in the Tennessee government, and Gruden interrupted them to say:

"I mean, I just...I apologize, I really don't have time to get into all that stuff. I like what I'm doing, I'm just trying to hang on to the job I have to be honest with you. So let's leave it at that, and get into the real nuts and bolts of the Mike and Mike show."

So, in the continuing saga of hearing what you want to hear...on the one hand, Gruden denied the report and said there's no truth to it. On the other hand, there could be no truth to the Memphis report specifically (and/or the Browns portion); Gruden could be denying the report and not denying interest. And the way he quickly and somewhat awkwardly wanted to move on to the next topic? Sounds like a page right out of the "Something is going on here" playbook.

Take it for what you will, analyze every word, do what we do. I, for one, am encouraged.

Welcome to Wednesday.

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