Jon Gruden is the ultimate tease, and he knows he has the leverage to get away with it.
During the Monday Night Football broadcast between the Steelers and Bengals, Gruden exerted his trolling super powers at the expense of the University of Tennessee.
Tennessee fired head coach Butch Jones back on November 12th, and since then, the school’s athletic department has been an absolute train wreck, to put it mildly. Volunteer fans were being fed reports that Gruden was a serious candidate (maybe the leading candidate) for the head coach position following Jones’ dismissal.
During the Monday Night Football game, play-by-play man Sean McDonough wanted to have some fun, so he brought up the vacant Tennessee head coach job to his booth partner.
Gruden responded, “Hopefully a matter of time. It’s been a long while since they solved that mess.”
Sean McDonough speaking to Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football about the Tennessee coaching search: “well if you had just answered the call and said yes, you could have saved them an awful lot of trouble there on Rocky Top.” pic.twitter.com/14OGgtnMQf
— Marshall Hughes (@marshallhughes) December 5, 2017
In the meantime, let’s all just be thankful and appreciate Jon Gruden for his unique personality and hilariously honest commentary.